Ban takes effect: Drop-side rail cribs - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Ban takes effect: Drop-side rail cribs

(WFLX) - New safety rules are set to go into effect this week that will ban the manufacture and sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the ban last year after growing evidence the cribs played a role in the suffocation or strangulation deaths of dozens of infants.

The new rules are the first change in crib standards in the U.S. in 30 years.

Hotels, motels and day care centers will be allowed to use the cribs for another 18 months.

CPSC's Crib Information Center.

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