In response to new rules from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, popular retailer Pottery Barn has recalled 82,000 drop-side cribs according to a recently published story. The potential safety hazard with drop-side cribs is that the drop-side rail can become partially detached, creating a gap between the rail and mattress where a baby might get caught or suffocate. The new regulations outlaw the sale and resale drop-side cribs and also prohibit the use of drop-side cribs at motels, hotels, and child care facilities. The drop-side crib has been in use for decades. Pottery Barn is offering a free kit to immobilize the drop-side rail.
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