Consumer Six: Recalls and SIDS Help

Monday, July 24th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

SIDS Helpful Tips

The Safe Sleep program is a ten-year, nationwide effort to reduce SIDS cases among all groups. The campaign is focusing on safer cribs.

Many parents don’t know the best way to place a baby in a crib. As the News on Six previously reported, the thinking on this has changed from years past. To get the word out, the consumer product safety commission is using the internet and television ads.

They stress these three basic safety tips. First, place babies to sleep on their backs. Second, remove all soft bedding from the crib. Third, put your baby to sleep in a safe crib.

A safe crib has the following: no missing or broken hardware, slats no more than 2 3/8” apart, no cutout designs in headboards or footboards, a firm tight fitting mattress and a safety certification.

Toy Recall

Gymboree recently announced a toy recall. The toys involved are the plush shape sorters and stacking toys.

Gymboree is voluntarily recalling 19,000 of them because their stuffing can contain sewing needles or other sharp metal pieces.

The label reads Gymboree and made in China. They were sold in Gymboree stores and on their website from November 1998 through April 2000 for $20.

You can return the toy to a Gymboree store for a full refund.

Related Links: The Consumer Product Safety Commission