WASHINGTON - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reissued its warning to parents and caregivers about “deadly hazards with drop-side cribs.”
CPSC said it is aware of 32 infant and toddler suffocation and strangulation deaths, plus hundreds of incidents that were caused or related to drop-side cribs since 2000.
In the last five years, CPSC has announced 11 recalls involving more than 7 million drop-side cribs due to suffocation and strangulation hazards created by the drop side. CPSC staff is actively investigating several other crib manufacturers for potential drop-side hazards as part of a larger effort by the agency to rid the marketplace and homes of unsafe cribs.
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