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There was a huge recall of baby cribs this week -- nearly 1.6 million of them, recalled from the Delta Enterprise Corp. Two infants suffocated as a result of faulty drop-down side equipment. This kind of news always freaks me out -- cribs, lead paint on toys, choking hazards. Do you know if the baby stuff in your house is safe?
You need a little info to be sure, and moms around here have certainly been talking about this recent recall. mommata2gurlies posted resources for additional information and the press releases from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (they include the model numbers of the recalled cribs, though none are currently being sold in stores) in The CafeMom Newcomers Club.
And here are some quick tips -- for general crib safety when using a drop-down side crib, the CPSC suggests the following:
- Tighten the crib's hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy.
- Make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates safely.
- Don't try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire, or rope.
Where do you get most of your news on which products are safe and which aren't -- online, the news, other moms?