Delta Enterprise announced recalls of two cribs involved in infant deaths. 985,000 dropside cribs with safety pegs that may fall out or become missing and 600,000 cribs in which the spring peg may malfunction are involved. Delta and CPSC are aware of 2 deaths, 3 other infant entrapments and 10 incidents in which the side rail detached. Consumers are urged to stop using the spring peg cribs immediately until they can receive the repair kit and to examine the cribs with safety pegs carefully and stop using if the safety peg is missing. More details are at CPSC and the company's website.
In addition to the recall, CPSC has posted a press release alerting parents to general problems with drop side cribs and announcing a proposed rulemaking to strengthen performance standards for cribs. New proposals to more vigorously test cribs for durability have languished in the voluntary standard setting process. With the additional recalls announced today, CPSC has recalled over 3.5 million cribs since last September.