After dozens of deaths and numerous recalls over the past 10 + years due to drop-sided cribs, the Consumer Products Safety Commission has banned the manufacturing, the use and the resale these cribs in the US.
You may have seen these baby cribs before. You may even have one. They have one side that with a lever of some sort, can be dropped down to make it easier for the parents to get the child.
Babies can get stuck in between the side, which could have moved slightly, and the mattress, causing suffocation.
What's allowed now? Only cribs that have fixed sides, without moveable parts as the frame. The ban took place midway through 2011.
For more on what features to look for when purchasing a crib for your baby, check out my website page on baby cribs.
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