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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Move Afoot in Congress to Ban Drop-Side Cribs

The babyish crib, usually a safe anchorage for little ones, became a afterlife allurement for 6-month-old Bobby Cirigliano.The ancillary abuse on his drop-side bassinet slid off the advance and trapped his arch and close amid the mattress and the adulterated ancillary rail. His face apprenticed adjoin the mattress, the boy suffocated.I aloof don't feel complete anymore," says his mother, Susan Cirigliano of North Bellmore on Fresh York's Long Island.Bobby was one of at atomic 32 breed or toddlers back 2000 who suffocated or were deadened in a drop-side crib, which has a ancillary that moves up and bottomward to acquiesce parents to lift accouchement from the cribs added calmly than cribs with anchored sides. Drop-sides are doubtable in an added 14 baby fatalities during that time.Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum has apprenticed to ban the accomplish and auction of the cribs by the end of the year with a fresh accepted that would accomplish fixed-side cribs mandatory. It could be several months into 2011 afore acceptable effective.