Wayne Horsley, a member of New York’s Suffolk County legislature, has been spearheading a local effort to ban the sale of dangerous drop-side cribs. The drop-side design has been responsible for dozens of infant deaths and thousands of injuries throughout the nation.
The Suffolk legislature will vote on the proposal October 13th, the same day that ASTM (a national industry standards body) is due to make their own ruling. You may learn more about the national issue by visiting the Chicago Tribune’s article.
If you are a resident of Suffolk County and would like to express your support for the safety ban, you may contact your local representative at the legislature’s website. Make it known how you feel about your child’s safety.