Mine is the same way, 19 years old it is. I think part of the problem is that it was cheaper to use the plastic parts they started to use. I think even back 19 years ago my crib was close to 200 dollars.So technically, we are all supposed to replace our cribs? That's nuts! Mine is old but meets the standards as far as spacing and such. I have an older Child Craft. The way the side drops is such that it cannot break or fail, leaving a deadly gap for a child to be trapped in. Why can they not go back to that style?
There is a hole in the top & bottom of each side rail and a metal bar runs through the holes. That metal bar screws into the end of the crib. The side drops by sliding up & down on that bar. I really see no possible way for it to fail and I'm sure not planning to replace my crib.
that's what it sounds like.So, next year, it will be illegal to re-sell your drop-side crib even if it is one of the older, well-made ones that have had no malfunctions, right?
I think some of the manufacturer's were sending out kits to basically disable the drop side. Our crib has never been on the recall list, but on their website they had kits available so I ordered one (we're using it as a toddler bed now and won't be using it as a crib again, but I wanted it so I can pass it on/sell it when we're done with it).So, next year, it will be illegal to re-sell your drop-side crib even if it is one of the older, well-made ones that have had no malfunctions, right?
My drop side (which was recalled) was $550. Quite a bit more than $80-100. ANd the whole recall thing seems to be about "You might put it together wrong so let's turn it into a stationary side crib instead"
I keep wondering when they are going to start looking at backyard play structures and realize how many of those might be put together wrong and thus cause injuries.
My 350 dollar drop side crib was assembled correctly and could definitely malfunction in the way described. The recall is a very good thing.
Oh, Geez, please don't come down on me for my statement! There are 2 issues with the origional recalled cribs, as I can remember. 1, there were some that were not put together correctly, which led to child injury or death, and 2, ones that had faulty plastic parts, that with little pressure, caused the parts to fail, and caused injury and death.I think some of the manufacturer's were sending out kits to basically disable the drop side. Our crib has never been on the recall list, but on their website they had kits available so I ordered one (we're using it as a toddler bed now and won't be using it as a crib again, but I wanted it so I can pass it on/sell it when we're done with it).
Exactly my thoughts. 3 point harnesses and overhead shields weren't ALL recalled for specific failures, we just know now there's a much better way to do it and so 3 points and OHS are no longer made. I don't see any difference in the crib issue.I have to say that I'm kind of surprised that there's so much push-back on a car seat safety board!
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