Child Safety

Crib Recalls Affects 2.1M Products

Between the recent Maclaren stroller recall and a new Stork Craft crib recall, the world has become perilously dangerous for infants: ABC reports that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced one of the largest-ever crib recalls in history, following the deaths of at least three children. 2.1 million units are being recalled due to problems with dropdown crib sides: "The hardwood can crack, a depression is made in the bed, and the baby's head gets caught in that depression the baby can strangle and die," said a former CPSC chairperson. The Stork Craft recall reflects a growing sense of risk related to dropdown-side cribs, which have been the source of large-scale recalls for other companies, as well.