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CPSC says early warning system identifies crib defects

Following on the heels of an announcement this week recalling nearly 1 million cribs manufactured by Delta Enterprise Corp., the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports its Early Warning System, created in Fall 2007, is working to warn consumers of concerns with the durability of cribs. The agency says since the Early Warning Sytem was implemented, it has conducted five crib recalls where “hardware was broken, missing or otherwise failed to function.” The recent Delta recall came after an 8-month-old baby died as a result of suffocation when the absence of safety pegs caused the drop side of the crib to ... Read More

Nearly 1 million Delta cribs affected by recall

This week, the news of a serious defect in cribs manufactured by Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, NY, was released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Today the agency said the voluntary recall will affect 985,000 drop side cribs. The affected cribs are missing safety pegs, which can result in entrapment and suffocation of infants and toddlers when crib locks can disengage and detach, creating a hazardous gap. According to the CPSC release, the defect has resulted in the death of an 8-month-old child, who became entraped and suffocated. The CPSC also is aware of two additional entrapments ... Read More

Report Outlines Danger

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ATVs killed more than 500 people in 2006 and of those victims nearly 1 on in 5 was a child. In addition to ATV deaths, accidents involving such popular vehicles as the Polaris ATV and the Yamaha Rhino ATV sent 146,600 people to hospital emergency rooms that same year. Some 75 percent of the ATV accidents result in serious damage to the head or spinal cord of the accident victim. Head injuries are a major cause of serious life threatening or lifelong physical problems and ailments. Injury to the spinal cord can result ... Read More