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Biggest crib recall in U.S. history

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WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says the agency should be doing a better job dealing with safety problems.

Her comments come a day after the agency announced the largest-ever crib recall. More than 2.1 million drop-side cribs are being recalled after reports that four babies suffocated.

The recall CPSC chairman Inez Tenenbaum is now advising consumers against using any drop-side cribs. She's urging people to order plastic kits from the manufacturer to immobilize the crib sides. The concern is that the drop-side can detach, creating a dangerous space that can trap a child.

Tenenbaum is also vowing that her agency will enforce a law passed last year giving it greater regulatory authority. She appeared on the morning news shows. ed cribs are made by Stork Craft Manufacturing of Canada.