Surge in Reported Crib Dangers Call for Increased Regulation

Recent surges in federal recalls of defective cribs have renewed the discussion of crib and child product safety standards. “Less than a month ago, the federal government recalled nearly 1.6 million cribs sold by the Delta Corporation - the world's largest distributor of baby beds. But parents who asked Delta Enterprise for a kit to fix the cribs' hazardous drop rails may have a false sense of confidence, according to a Tribune investigation. Government documents reviewed by the newspaper reveal at least 19 instances of an entirely different hazard on the Delta cribs—mattress platforms that drop and create a gap that can entrap and strangle … [Read more...]