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Drop-side cribs banned over safety concerns

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Big news for parents.  There is a consumer alert regarding those drop-side cribs.  They're now being banned in the U.S.

Cribs with sides that move up and down were originally designed to help moms and dads easily lift babies out of bed.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says drop-side cribs are dangerous and deadly.  KWWL has reported on multiple recalls related to drop-sides.  32 babies and toddlers have been killed by them in the past decade alone.

The new standards will become mandatory in 6 months. Daycares and hotels will need to replace any drop-side cribs.  Parents who own them will not be required to turn them in, but they will not be allowed to be sold in any secondhand store.

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