Drop Side Cribs Banned By Feds

Federal product safety regulators voted unanimously today to ban the production and sale of drop side cribs in the United States. Inexplicably, the ban goes into effect in June. If these things put our most fragile at risk, why wait? Hey, manufacturers, make your drop side cribs now while there is still time.

We have written so many blog posts here on drop side crib recalls. Literally millions of drop side cribs have been recalled. You read so many statistics on the Internet, they all get so lost in the shuffle. But consider this: there have been 36 reported infant deaths associated with crib structural problems. It is such an awful and unnecessary way for a baby to die.