By Published: July 15, 2011  BAYONNE, N.J. — At the back of a cavernous warehouse along a rough-and-tumble waterfront here, an area has been swept clean of boxes and forklifts to make way for baby safety.
At a Delta Children's Products testing lab, a machine simulates a child's jumps. Joseph Shamie, a company president, and Cesar Guerra, right, a technician, hang an 80-pound weight on crib slats. Here is a testing laboratory for the largest crib maker in the world. Eight hours a day, five days a week, cribs are beaten and battered by machines, subjected to the kind of malevolence a demonic toddler could only dream of doling out.
“We look for structural problems,” said Joseph Shamie, co-president of the company, Delta Children’s Products. “And we look to see if screws loosen.” As of last month, the company does not have much of a choice. If you would like to read more of this article please click HERE to go to the NYT site.