Monday April 12, 1999
MANY U.S. DAY CARE CENTERS HARMFUL: STUDY
WASHINGTON, Apr 12 (LSN) – A study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that many of [America’s] child-care centers have conditions that are hazardous to the safety of children. The study says two-thirds of licensed child-care centers studied by federal investigators last year had at least one condition that could cause harm to children. The CPSC said that today it knows of at least 56 children who died in child-care settings since 1990. Nineteen percent of the child-care providers had cribs that contain unsafe bedding, according to the commission’s study. And 3% of the facilities surveyed did not use necessary safety gates; and 5% were using products that had been recalled by the commission.
(with files from the Conservative News Service)