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Tough safety standards for cribs going into effect


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beginning Tuesday, the government is prohibiting the manufacture, sale or even re-sale of drop-side baby cribs, which have been blamed in the deaths of dozens of children.

A new federal rule bans the cribs that have a side rail that can be raised and lowered to allow parents to place or lift a baby more easily.

A new generation of cribs expected to be safer will be the only cribs allowed to be sold across the country, even at neighborhood yard sales.

The new standards also mandate more rigorous safety tests for cribs.

Safety advocates say millions of drop-side cribs may still be in circulation in spite of recalls and efforts to warn parents of the danger they pose.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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This whole thing is probably

This whole thing is probably nothing about child safety. It is most likely big government helping big business sell newly designed cribs. What better way to sell new stuff than outlaw the old? Also, whoever wrote the story for WWAY, needs to learn the difference in SELL and SALE.


Thanks for your comment. The story, as you can see above, was written by Jennifer C. Kerr of the Associated Press. Either way, I do not see an issue where the words SELL and SALE are confused. If you see an error I'm missing, please let me know, and I'll be happy to fix it.

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Kevin...I see where it was

Kevin...I see where it was written by someone other than a WWAY staffer. However, there is a difference in the two words, SALE usually pertains to a special offer like special pricing. SELL refers to the actual act of commerce where money is exchanged for goods. I suppose SALE would be a noun and SELL would be a verb. As a journalist, I would think that you would want things correct on your website. Sorry I hit a nerve.

You didn't hit a nerve with Kevin... were just incorrect and are STILL confused with the proper use of the words "sell" and "sale". Kevin was simply curious as to your reason for stating the proper use was wrong, because it wasn't.

The internet has wonderfully valuable tools available to assist you with your confusion.

I must be as blind as Kevin

Exactly WHERE in the article do you see this problem?


Sale is the correct word in that sentence. Try this: I have items for sale. Or, I have items for sell...... We are prohibiting the sale of this item. OR, We are prohibiting the sell of this item. See?

You didn't hit a nerve.

Thanks for your feedback, but there's nothing wrong with the grammar or word usage in this story. SALE is the act of making something available for purchase. Try changing SALE for SELL in the story above and see if it makes sense:

"Beginning Tuesday, the government is prohibiting the manufacture, sell or even re-sell of drop-side baby cribs, which have been blamed in the deaths of dozens of children."

It does not make sense, because as you said SALE is a noun and SELL is a verb.

You are also correct that we want things correct on our website. This story is.



Government kills me...they can find the time to pass more controls on baby cribs...but toss off their responsibility on more important things. According to the studies these whack groups do...anyone 32 and over should statistically be DEAD....lets outlaw beds too...statistics show your chances are 2,000,000/1 you will die falling out of bed...there have been THIRTY TWO deaths attributed to these types of cribs in TEN YEARS...basically in statistics...ZERO...

...not to mention....

...that these dropside crobs pose a serious danger WHEN THEY ARE ASSEMBLED INCORRECTLY.

Instead of banning them, we should be grateful for an automatic "let's make sure the stupidity ends with the parents" mechanism.