After Infant's Death, Feds Warn of Dangers From Second-Hand Cribs

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned about using second-hand cribs after learning of a 7-month-old girl who suffocated in an accident in one that had been recalled.

"Buying or accepting cribs second hand can be risky," CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said in a statement. "Second hand cribs may not come with all of the necessary parts that are needed to make sure your baby is safe. We urge parents and caregivers to use caution and to be aware that new rules established by CPSC will bring safer cribs to the market this summer."