WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- They are some of the essential baby products, every parent uses, cribs, walkers and toddler beds.
But hundreds of children have been injured or died due to dangerous cribs and play yards.
Today on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced tougher mandatory safety standards for these modern day play pens and other products for little ones.
"Having tougher play yard standards in place is so important. It is important not only because of the loss of precious lives and injuries associated with these products. It is also important because there have been more than 20 recalls of play yards over the past 25 years involving millions of products," says CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.
The federal law goes into affect this December. It is named after 16 month Danny Keysar who died after he became trapped in a recalled play yard at his daycare center in 1988.
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Part of Danny's Law requires requires manufacturers to include a product card inside every package.
You should fill it out and mail it back so that you can be alerted directly about recalls.