|1.||No ribbon, string, cord or yarn attached to pacifier.||___||___|
|2.||Shield is large enough and firm enough to not fit in child's mouth.||___||___|
|3.||Guard or shield has ventilation holes so the baby can breath if the shield does get into the mouth.||___||___|
|4.||Pacifier nipple has no holes or tears that might cause it to break off in baby's mouth.||___||___|
THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: To prevent strangulation, never hang pacifier or other items on a string around a baby's neck.
|1.||Drop-side mesh playpen or crib has label warning never to leave side in the down position.||___||___|
|2.||Mesh has small weave (less than ¨ inch openings).||___||___|
|3.||Mesh has no tears, holes or loose threads.||___||___|
|4.||Mesh is securely attached to top rail and floorplate.||___||___|
|5.||Top rail cover has no tears or holes.||___||___|
|6.||Wooden playpen has slats spaced no more than 2 inches (60 mm) apart.||___||___|
|7.||If staples are used in construction, they are firmly installed and none are missing or loose.||___||___|
THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: Never leave an infant in a mesh playpen or crib with the drop-side down. Even a very young infant can roll into the space between the mattress and loose mesh side and suffocate.
RATTLES, SQUEEZE TOYS, TEETHERS
|1.||Rattles, squeeze toys and teethers are too large to lodge in a baby's throat.||___||___|
|2.||Rattles are of sturdy construction that will not break apart in use.||___||___|
|3.||Squeeze toys do not contain a squeaker that could detach and choke a baby.||___||___|
THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: Take rattles, squeeze toys, teethers and other toys out of the crib or playpen when the baby sleeps to prevent suffocation.