Wow, does this mean the CPSC has finally cleared their Bush-era Cribs Of Death cold case file? The CPSC issued recalls for over two million cribs, mostly dropside but also fixed-side models, from seven manufacturers. The recalls are based on hundreds of reports of crib malfunctions or defects that cause entrapment or suffocation hazards.
All the manufacturers [well, the six which are still in business] are providing repair kits to immobilize dropsides and/or reinforce sides and mattress platforms.
The affected firms listed in order of the number of cribs sold are:
- Evenflo Jenny Lind, 750,000 [dropside]
- Delta, 747,000 [dropside and mattress support]
- LaJobi, 300,000 [dropside]
- Million Dollar Baby, 156,000 [dropside]
The CPSC press release says, "The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) has also launched a new crib safety initiative," which is good, because a flimsy piece of plastic crap.