Once again, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of drop-side cribs. This time it’s for over 600,000 cribs distributed by Dorel. Hardware can fail causing the drop side to come loose. This can cause a baby to strangle and suffocate.
As a general rule, cribs with sides that don’t move are usually the safest option.
About 1.5 million Graco strollers have also been recalled. The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a hazard to children’s fingers. Several children have had fingers amputated because they were injured by the hinges. The CPSC Web site has detailed info about the recall.
To learn more, read about stroller safety on the March of Dimes Web site.