Law Could Implement Crib Safety Standards Nation-Wide
A new survey is being used by a child safety organization to lobby for a nation-wide law mandating crib safety standards.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
California is among ten states that have a law in place that prohibits the manufacture, resale or lease of any crib that doesn’t meet current federal safety standards. Despite California’s ten-year old law, a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Danny Foundation for Crib and Infant Product Safety, showed fifty-seven percent of used cribs in California thrift stores don’t meet standards. But Foundation Board Member Lee Baxter says in Florida, where no such law exists, the number of unsafe cribs for sale is much higher. Cut: Baxter (:08) “In Florida we found 78-percent of the thrift stores were not in compliance so that does show this law can be effective.” Baxter says his organization is pushing for federal legislation enforcing crib safety standards and says two California lawmakers have pledged to introduce a bill in the new session of Congress. SOC