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Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled another 2.2 million cribs after regulators documented dozens of infants who became entrapped or fell. Manufacturers including Evenflo, Delta, Jardine, Simmons, Million Dollar Baby, LaJobi and Child Craft are offering free repair kits to either immobilize or otherwise fix the specified cribs.
Taking into account the recall of over 9 million drop-side cribs over the past five years, the CPSC intends to issue federal regulations by the end of the year that will eliminate the drop-side design. “Cribs should be the safest place in the home for infants and toddlers,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum in a statement on the agency's website. “CPSC is committed to addressing the hazards with cribs and to restoring parents’ confidence that their child will have a safe sleep.”