New Standards Issued For Portable Cribs
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Hoping to save the lives of children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced new stronger, standards today for portable cribs or “play yards.”
The new standards are in response to “Danny’s Law” — the legacy of a 16-month-old who died while napping when a folding play yard collapsed on him.
“After we buried our son, my husband and I learned that 1.5 million portable cribs of similar collapsing top rail design by five manufacturers were sold and had been recalled. And yet, still most remained unaccounted for. As of today, the official count from these play yards stands at nineteen dead babies.”
The safety commission says because of the new regulations the U-S has the strongest crib safety standard in the world.