Only new, safer cribs are now available for consumer purchase
Starting June 28, 2011, all importers, distributors, manufacturers, and retailers must offer only cribs that meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) new and improved full-size and non-full-size crib standards. Some of the new mandatory rules for cribs include: stopping the manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs; strengthening mattress supports and crib slats; requiring crib hardware to be more durable; and making safety testing more rigorous. Starting on December 28, 2012, child care facilities, including family child care homes and infant Head Start centers, as well as places of public accommodation, such as hotels and motels and rental companies must use only cribs that comply with the new crib standards. The CPSC's Crib Information Center offers information on: the new crib regulations and standards; recalls and product safety news; and posters, publications, and videos.