Drop Side Cribs
As of June 28, 2011, all cribs made and sold (including resale through thrift stores and online auction sites, for example) must comply with federal safety standards, 16CFR 1219 and 16CFR 1220. The rules, which apply to full-size and non full-size cribs, do not allow the sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs. The standard also increases the testing for crib slats and mattress supports, adds requirements for hardware and requires more rigorous testing.
The rules also apply to cribs currently in use at child care centers and places of public accommodation, as of December 28, 2012. These facilities must use only compliant cribs that meet the new federal safety standards.
Did you know the safest place for an infant to sleep is in a crib that is JPMA certified, which means it meets government AND industry standards?
JPMA strongly recommends against using a drop side crib. However if you must use a drop side crib, be sure to properly secure it with an immobilization device. The following manufacturers provide drop side immobilizer kits for use with their products manufactured between 2000 and 2009:
Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. – 877-342-3418
Evenflo, of Miamisburg, Ohio - 800-233-5921
Jardine Enterprises of Taipei, Taiwan - 800-295-1980
LaJobi, of Cranbury, N.J. - 888-738-5676
Million Dollar Baby, of Montebello, Calif. - 888-673-6488
Simmons Juvenile Products, Inc (SJP), of New London, Wisc.
Child Craft, of Medina, OH – 866-614-0557