Law Banning Sale Of Drop Side Cribs Takes Effect

10.28.10 | FL News Team

(New York, NY)  --  Starting today, New York businesses can no longer sell drop-side cribs.  A new law has taken effect statewide banning the sale of the cribs.  Drop-side cribs have been blamed for infant deaths and have been subject to several recalls.  Structural flaws in drop-side cribs can leave gaps in which babies can become entrapped and suffocate.

The new law also bans the import, manufacture, and distribution of drop-side cribs throughout the state.  The sale of drop-side cribs is also prohibited in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.