- visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website to see if you are using a recalled crib;
- if your crib has been recalled either exchange it for a new one or get a repair kit;
- regularly inspect the crib to make sure hardware hasn’t become loose, broken or missing;
- ensure that the crib is assembled correctly and functions properly;
- inspect the crib’s slats to make sure a child’s head could not become entrapped;
- avoid using drop-side cribs, and instead, opt for one that has stationary sides; and
- never purchase a crib that is more than 10-years-old.
With an increase in dangerous cribs being recalled, it is important to learn how injuries can be prevented. Parents, caregivers and daycare providers should regularly inspect their cribs to ensure they are safe for use.Dangerous Cribs: Preventing Crib Injuries While a dangerous product can find its way into the most safety-conscious household, a caregiver can take steps to help prevent crib injuries.Some of the ways children can be protected from dangerous crib injuries include: