Suffolk officially bans sale of drop-side cribs

(AP) - It's believed a law signed on Long Islandmakes Suffolk County the first municipality in the nation to banthe sale of drop-side baby cribs.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy signed the local law onTuesday. It bans the sale of any crib with a side that moves up anddown. The law goes into effect in February.

Consumer advocates have complained for years about drop-sidecribs, which have been linked to deaths.

Millions have been recalled over the past two years - includinga major recall on Monday.

On Tuesday, Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman InezTenenbaum conceded the agency hasn't been acting as quickly as itshould on crib safety problems.

A new, voluntary industry standard essentially eliminates themanufacture of drop-side cribs.

To see interviews with some of the parents who advocated for the ban, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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