Posts tagged Drop Side Cribs
Pottery Barn is voluntarily recalling ALL of their drop-side cribs. Standard CPSC release can be found here.
I think by now you know my feelings on these cribs — but if you don’t — DO NOT BUY A DROP-SIDE CRIB. If you must for physical reasons, then please make sure to purchase any and all of the hardware updates available.
It took 36 deaths over a period of nearly three years to get some government action, but I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Even one infant death is appalling to me, but when is an issue like this a trend due to structure versus one-time accidents? (Although – it was not hard not to miss all those drop-side crib recalls.) Thankfully, the new rule will call for improvements in not only drop-side crib, but ANY and ALL cribs where safety might be an issue.
From the CPSC release: “Indeed, once the rule becomes effective, no crib may More >
The details of the massive recall can be found here at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A FIXED SIDE CRIB ON THIS LIST — it is made by Child Craft (conveniently out of business) and is the first on the list when you get to the page — it is also the picture in this post.
The main page has an overview of the recall and provides links to the individual recalls.
In the end, I can only say this to new parents: Do not buy a drop-side crib. In the 15 months I More >
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued another drop side crib recall, this time for a wide variety of models sold under the Graco brand name, but made by LaJobi. You can see all the models here.
As I posted, drop side cribs are on my Bad Things list for this reason. Drop side cribs are recalled at a fairly regular rate, which makes me wonder why companies continue to produce them (although these started selling back in 2007). If you are a new parent reading this — steer clear of drop side cribs unless it is an absolute necessity. More >
Drop side cribs definitely make my list of Bad Things. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has posted another crib recall (click here for recall notice from USCPSC)- and it is not surprising that drop side cribs are involved. Please note that this recall involves both drop side AND non-drop side cribs, but as you can read, the issue is mainly the drop side versions.
We do not own a drop side crib, so I can’t say from personal experience that they are dangerous. I can say that everything we read when making a crib decision warned of their dangers, which is More >