Buying a Crib? Why You Can Be More Confident in Its Safety Photo: THINKSTOCK / THE BUMP
Today’s the day more babies will start to sleep safer -- and more moms can rest easier. That’s because new crib safety standards approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission last December go into effect today. Going forward, crib manufacturers and businesses will be required to adhere to stricter safety standards than in the past. That means no more cribs made with drop sides, which can be dangerous -- and have contributed to baby injuries and deaths in the past. In addition, all new cribs sold will be required to have stronger mattress supports, improved slat strength and higher durability than ever before. Businesses and public accommodations, including hotels, will have until December 2012 to update their inventory.
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