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.