WASHINGTON – Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, continues to state her fervor for crib safety and scold manufacturers and sellers that this is their cross to bear, not parents.

According to the Washington Post, Tenebaum, speaking before the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, said, “Now is the time to create a state-of-the-art crib standard and not let special interests hijack the process. While we are on the subject of cribs, I have a message for manufacturers, a message that actually applies to makers of any consumer product. I say no more to the tired tactic of blaming parents in the press when CPSC announces a recall that involves a death. Take responsibility and show respect to the grieving family, yes, even if they are pursuing litigation. Those who tread into this arena when CPSC has found your product to be defective will be called out."

Since September 2007, the CPSC has recalled more than 6 million cribs, most of the drop side variety.

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