By Emily Gurney and Andrew Tannenbaum-HernandezThe safety of babies and their parents is a priority for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has been advocating for years for a change in the nation’s infant crib laws.
The safety-baking safety of cribs is essential to the nation and the world’s health, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a statement.
The CDC is urging crib manufacturers to ensure that the cribs they are producing are manufactured in a manner that meets the highest quality standards, and the use of infant safety balustrades.
The agency has also asked manufacturers to put more emphasis on building cribs that are built to withstand a baby’s impact, and not a baby slamming into it.CDC officials said cribs should also be designed to prevent accidental fall or other falls when a baby falls or rolls onto the floor.
The cribs are designed to withstand at least one impact, such as hitting the floor, hitting a chair, a pillow or a child.
But they can also withstand a lot of impact when a child falls or is pushed off the crib, said Dr. Richard Pertwee, chief of the CDC’s Division of Injury Prevention and Control.
In the past decade, the number of crib deaths has dropped dramatically.
Last year, there were just 6,078 deaths in the United States due to crib deaths.CDC data shows that crib deaths have fallen dramatically over the past five years, as the rate of deaths from crib injuries dropped from 3,811 in 2013 to 2,865 in 2016.
The most common causes of crib death in 2016 were babies under age two who fell into the crib and babies who fell and hit their heads on the crib floor.
The other two most common crib causes were crib bed bottoms that have an open latch or a seat that has an open side, and babies falling on the floor from the crib.
The number of people dying from crib accidents also dropped sharply from 6,068 in 2012 to 3,964 in 2016, according to CDC data.
The data does not include deaths from other types of crib accidents.
The U.K. has been one of the top producers of crib safety balusters for years.
The crib safety product that came out in 2015, the Blue Sky, is now a major seller in the U, with over 6 million cribs being sold worldwide.