NY Legislature Passes Ban On Drop-Side Cribs

Law360, New York (July 21, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT) -- The New York Legislature has passed a bill that bans drop-side cribs from being sold in the state, due to concerns the cribs' safety prompted manufacturers to recall millions of products in recent months.

The bill, which was sent to Gov. David Paterson on Monday, would make mandatory the ASTM International safety standards that the industry has voluntary adopted. The standards bar the sale of drop-side and other unsafe cribs.

A representative for Paterson could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday.

The measure, introduced in...
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