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US Gives Rental Firms More Time To Buy Safer Cribs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission have voted to give rental companies more time to buy cribs that meet new safety standards.

The commission voted Friday to extend the deadline for short-term rental companies to buy the new cribs from June 28 of this year to Dec. 28, 2012. That's the same deadline for child-care facilities, hotels and motels to buy the safer cribs.

The commission says in a statement that manufacturers and retailers will still be required to shift to the new designs by June 28.

The new standards halt the manufacture and sale of traditional drop-side cribs, which the commission says are dangerous. They will also require stronger mattress supports, more durable crib hardware and more rigorous safety testing.

More information on crib safety is available at www.cpsc.gov/cribs.


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