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Old 04-24-2011, 04:07 PM   #7
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Re: Question about drop side cribs

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Originally Posted by mommyfrog View Post
http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2011/03...s-and-answers/ This answers many questions about drop side cribs.
Basic summary of this website: it's not just the drop side issue that's affected - the new cribs have to have stronger slats/rails and stronger mattress supports as well as eliminating the drop sides. If you already own a drop-side crib and want to keep using it in your home for your own child, you can, but you need to call the manufacturer and see if there is an "immobilizer" for your specific crib model (this "locks" the drop side in place so it doesn't move). If not, you can still use the crib, but must check it frequently to make sure all the hardware is secure and unbroken.

After June 28, you cannot sell, donate, or otherwise give away your old crib. If you are not using it for your own children, it must be disassembled and thrown away.
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