December 15, 2008

New Crib Safety Standards [Finally] In The Works?

Am I missing something here, or is everyone? Or is this just the way discovering a couple million defective cribs in the market turns up the fire on a pre-existing but slow-simmering process?

The CPSC Watchdog at the Chicago Tribune reported almost a month ago that manufacturers and regulators are developing new safety standards for cribs, the first in 20+ years. Seems like it would focus on insuring correct assembly, since the new cribs are a) more complex convertible models that still appear to work even if they're assembled incorrectly, b) made in some foreign country by contractor factories, or c) both.

My guess is C.

Hidden crib dangers |Surge in recalls spurs move to toughen safety standards [chicagotribune.com]

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