Drop Side Cribs: A New Plan

Why can't we make a good crib?

Why can’t we make a good crib?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has officially joined the rest of us in our disgust that every other drop side crib was being recalled because some child was getting suffocated. So the CPSC voted to create new safety standards that ostensibly will make cribs safer. Federal mandatory crib requirements have not been touched in almost 30 years. Hopefully, this will mean less crib recall posts on this blog.

Of course, the CPSC did not want to impose the burden of providing safe cribs to those who rent out cribs. Those folks get until December 28, 2012 to comply with these new rules to protect kids. Because, you know, we wouldn’t want them to feel rushed to provide safe cribs.