Crib Resource Center
On June 28, 2011, all cribs made and sold (including resale through thrift stores and online auction sites, for example) must comply with new and improved federal safety standards, 16CFR 1219 and 16CFR 1220. The new rules, which apply to 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 new rules also apply to cribs currently in use at child care centers and places of public accommodation, by December 28, 2012. At that time these facilities must use only compliant cribs that meet the new federal safety standards. Some state licensing authorities may require accelerated changeovers.