The move comes amid a spate of recent recalls for drop-side cribs, including one today for Pottery Barn Kids cribs. The government says at least 32 deaths since 2000 have been attributed to drop-side cribs, whose rails can detach from the crib if the hardware fails or if the crib is mis-assembled. Since 2005, the CPSC has recalled over 9 million drop-side cribs.
Major retailers have already stopped selling drop-side cribs and most major crib makers stopped manufacturing them in the past year. However, millions of these cribs are still being sold in second-stores and on Craigslist.
No word yet if the CPSC plans to recall cribs from defunct crib companies (we discussed this issue earlier on our blog).