Baby Safety: Indoors


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

October 22, 2010
Release #11-021
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

A Safe Sleep For All Babies
CPSC and Child Safety Partners Launch National Education Campaign on Crib Safety For New and Expectant Parents

safesleep150x99NEW YORK - Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined three child safety organizations at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital to release "Safe Sleep for Babies," a new crib safety video aimed at helping all new parents avoid suffocation, strangulation and entrapment risks in the sleep environment. CPSC also is announcing three new recalls of dangerous drop-side cribs.

CPSC is collaborating with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Keeping Babies Safe (KBS), New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and renowned journalist and mom Joan Lunden to educate new and expectant parents and caregivers on crib safety while they are at the hospital or visiting their pediatrician's office. The video (transcript) demonstrates how to keep babies safe and sound in cribs, bassinets and play yards.

holidaysafety150x100Holiday decorations, especially candles and electrical lighting, can be fire hazards, and Baby Proofers Plus reminds parents and grandparents to take a few precautions when decorating and entertaining for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza and other fall/winter holidays and festivities.


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