After the death of two 8-month-old babies in separate incidents, Delta is recalling almost 1.6 million cribs with drop sides because of two different defects that can cause a baby to become entrapped between the mattress and the drop side. The cribs were sold from 1995 to 2007.
- 1 How do I know if my crib has been recalled?
- 2 Does Delta make good cribs?
- 3 Why are drop side cribs illegal?
- 4 How do I know if my crib is safe?
- 5 Were all drop side cribs recalled?
- 6 Can I give away a drop side crib?
- 7 Where are Delta cribs manufactured?
- 8 What are Delta cribs made of?
- 9 Is it safe to use a 30 year old crib?
- 10 What can I do with drop side crib?
- 11 What can you do with old cribs?
- 12 Has a baby died in a DockATot?
- 13 Do crib mattresses expire?
- 14 Do baby cribs expire?
How do I know if my crib has been recalled?
Checking Crib Safety Checking the CPSC website to see if your baby’s crib has been recalled (Get a repair kit or exchange the crib if it is under recall; do not try to repair a recalled crib on your own.)
Does Delta make good cribs?
Delta Children has been making high quality cribs for over 50 years and we’ve featured several of them on this list. Speaking of safety, the crib is JPMA certified, meets or exceeds CPSC and ASTM standards, and is tested for all heavy metals. All of the hardware and wood felt high quality and fit together really well.
Why are drop side cribs illegal?
Dec. 15, 2010 — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is banning cribs with drop-down sides because they have been blamed for the deaths of at least 32 infants since 2001. The new rules also will prohibit drop-side crib use at motels, hotels, and child care facilities.
How do I know if my crib is safe?
How do I know if my crib is safe?
- The crib is the right size.
- The corner posts are smooth.
- The hardware is firmly secured.
- The paint color is nontoxic.
- The mattress fits snugly inside.
- Avoid soft toys and bedding.
- Stay away from headboard and footboard cutouts and drop-sides.
Were all drop side cribs recalled?
There has not been a specific “recall” of all drop-side cribs due to the new regulation. Instead, some manufacturers recently have recalled their cribs in cooperation with the CPSC because a specific defect or risk of harm has been discovered relating to a particular crib.
Can I give away a drop side crib?
Dropside cribs can no longer be sold or donated under new federal consumer protection rules. The new rules prohibit drop-side cribs, which have been linked to several deaths when infants got stuck. Crib slats also will have to be stronger and crib hardware and mattress supports will have to be more durable.
Where are Delta cribs manufactured?
Imported from China and Indonesia, Delta (also known as Delta Luv and Babies Love by Delta) is perhaps best known for their low-price cribs sold in big box stores.
What are Delta cribs made of?
Delta Children Milo 3-in-1 Convertible Crib, Made of Sustainable New Zealand Wood, JPMA Certified for Baby’s Safety, Easy to Assemble, Grey.
Is it safe to use a 30 year old crib?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends against using a secondhand crib. If you do, they recommend not using a crib that is more than 10 years old. Also, cribs that have been assembled, disassembled and reassembled over time may have worn out hardware, which can loosen, making the crib unsafe.
What can I do with drop side crib?
Answer: Assuming you have access to a city or county dump (you did not provide an address in your question), you should dispose of the crib there, said a spokeswoman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “It should be disassembled at the time,” she emphasized.
What can you do with old cribs?
Old cribs turned toys
- Wagon. It’s basically a mini crib on wheels!
- Chalkboard. A crib head and foot board can easily be turned into an easel wit ha few hinges.
- Easel. Turn a crib headboard and footboard into an easel with a few hinges.
- Upside down crib.
- Loft toddler bed.
Has a baby died in a DockATot?
CR has also tied in-bed sleepers, such as the DockATot and the Baby Delight Snuggle Nest, to at least 12 fatalities. The CPSC has separately tied unregulated ‘flat sleepers’ —such as baby boxes, soft-sided travel beds, and bassinets with no stand —to 11 deaths.
Do crib mattresses expire?
Most are designed to last about five years, though some say longer. Keep the five-year rule in mind and decrease if the bed lived a hard life, and increase it if you’ve been proactive with care.
Do baby cribs expire?
Although cribs don’t technically expire (unlike car seats, which have an expiration date printed on them, according to Parenting), safety regulations do change and recalls occasionally happen, as well. These updated rules prohibited the sale of any cribs with a side that drops down.