Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls cribs

Dana - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




The CPSC recommends getting rid of all drop-side cribs. They will no longer certify them and hope to halt the sale in the US completely. Do you think they've gone too far or have they taken too long to come to this decision to begin with?


Esther - posted on 11/24/2009




I'm not sure. I personally got a crib with a fixed rail for just this reason. There have just been too many recalls of cribs with drop-sides for my taste. I will say though that it was an inconvenience sometimes when I was trying to put Lucas in his crib when it was already at it's lowest setting and I was trying not to wake him up. Overall, I'm still happy that I got the fixed rail however. If there is a way to really truly make it safe, I would say don't ban them overall. But if it can't be done, then this is probably the right call.


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Dana - posted on 11/29/2009




I also never used mine to lower the rail but, I will be getting a fixed rail for the next baby. I don't think it's worth the risk of what ifs. It's not whether they're put together right ( which is an issue all by it's self) or them lowering it but for me it's the fact that the plastic hardware over time breaks making it dangerous.

Ez - posted on 11/28/2009




I have a drop-side cot too, but because I'm tall I can reach in easily without having to lower the side so it's really a non-issue to me.

Charlie - posted on 11/28/2009




i have a drop side but i never use it , in fact its on the wall side of the crib .
I have never had a problem with it or cooper finding the drop release and i have never had a problem just reaching over into the crib and just picking him up without using the drop side so i really dont think banning them will make a huge difference .

Anna - posted on 11/28/2009




I think it's a good idea to ban the drop sides, if repeatitive use of the drop side can cause it to dislodge and they are not being tested, why take the risk? I also purchased a fixed rail crib and was very happy with the purchase. Safety is of utmost importance and if recalling drop side cribs can save lives, I say do it.

Amie - posted on 11/24/2009




For each of my children I used a drop side crib. We have never had a problem with any of them. Though I was the one to install it and put it together so I made sure to follow the directions carefully. Nothing bent, nothing broke, nothing came apart, no parts disappeared (how on earth does a part disappear after it's been installed anyway?!) I just don't understand this.

Maybe if I had hurried to put it together or if I didn't follow the directions completely I could see it happening but as it stands nothing has ever gone wrong with any of our cribs. We don't have easy kids either. Caitlin was probably the worst, if any child could break a drop side crib it would have been her and she never did.

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