Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BEWARE OF OLD CRIBS

Nearly 1.6 million drop-side cribs made by Delta Enterprises between 1995 and 2005 have been recalled. Delta has set up a website for consumers: CribRecallCenter.com.

Don't buy an antique crib for your baby. Too many old cribs have bars too far apart, too much space between the mattress and crib sides, and poorly designed drop sides.

2 comments:

Anne Swenson said...

Our "crib" for our children was a lovely walnut rocking cradle with a foot pedal, probably from the 1850s. It was hard to find and hard to give up when we needed the space. I kept a photo of the lovely piece for which I made padded bumpers.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about lead-based paint! Until 1978, ALL paint contained lead, which causes severe health problems, especially in young children, if ingested. ANY antique, or even hand-me-down wooden or other painted toy, toybox, or furniture should be scraped and repainted before being used where children can potentially use it for teething.