Thursday, July 1, 2010

Crib Safety Confusion? Who's to Blame?

I posted yesterday about Safe Sleep Habits.  Today Alan Fields, Author of Baby Bargains, wrote a great post about how the CPSC is handling this issue and who is responsible or who will end up being held responsible. 

While most independent retailers will do what ever we can to help our customers, it is not fair to hold us accountable for products we didn't manufacturer and that were legal to sell at the time.  And as Mr. Fields states "Many of the problems with drop-side cribs come from...failure to maintain the crib by making sure the bolts are tightened (who should be doing that?) and missing hardware (when a crib is disassembled and then reassembled)."  Take a minute to read the Baby Bargains post.  It doesn't have a magic solution but lays out how poorly the CPSC is handling the issue of crib safety. 

Zombie crib makers complicate CPSC's push to rid market of drop-side cribs

Hundreds of mom-and-pop baby gear retailers could be liable to replace or refund purchases of millions drop-side cribs made by now defunct crib makers, according to a plan under consideration by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Earlier this month, the CPSC recalled more than 2 million drop-side cribs from seven different manufacturers. READ MORE


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