Crib and other nursery recalls get new tool -- finally

Danny Keysar died in a Playskool crib.
Danny Keysar died in a Playskool crib.

For years safety advocates pushed for the idea of easy-to-use product registration cards for durable infant and toddler products to help notify consumers when a recall was issued. That day has finally arrived and two of the leaders of that effort for well over a decade got to be part of the bittersweet announcement today.

University of Chicago professors Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar created the now-influential child safety advocacy group Kids In Danger after their son Danny (pictured right) was killed in 1998 in a portable crib at a daycare center. The owners and even a state inspector who had examined the center just prior to his death did not know about the recall. Danny was the fifth child to die in a Playskool Travel Lite portable crib.