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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled nearly 2 million of the monitors, saying the electrical cords can be dangerous to your baby. Do you have one?
Another baby product has been deemed unsafe. Two million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled after they were linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the electrical cords on these products can be dangerous when left to close to a baby’s crib. Learn how to keep your child safe!
Although the Consumer Products Safety Commission was skeptical to believe the findings of Dr. Bradley Thach, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University who claimed crib bumpers were killing babies, the agency has now reversed their standpoint and decided to crack down on baby sleep products that are being blamed for infant injuries and deaths. Are you concerned for your baby’s safety?
It’s about time! The government has finally outlawed drop-side cribs after dozens of babies and toddlers were killed.
In a unanimous vote by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the manufacture, sale and resale of drop-side cribs has been banned. All cribs being created and sold must have fixed sides by June 2011. Over the past decade they’ve caused dozens of infant and toddler deaths. Since 2005, 9 million of the movable cribs have been recalled because the drop-side rail can detach from the frame, creating a gap between the mattress and side rail. When that happens little ones can get caught and suffocate or strangle.
Baby gear maker Graco is recalling close to two million strollers after receiving reports that certain types caused the deaths of four infants. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that between 2003 to 2005 these babies became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and distributed by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta.