New rules take effect today aiming to make cribs safer.
And the primary target the drop-side crib, a model the consumer product safety commission says led to at least 32 infant suffocation and strangulation deaths since 2000. Defective or damaged drop-side rails can create a gap with the mattress where a baby could get caught.
The new rules make it illegal to manufacture or sell a drop-side crib, even at a second-hand store or yard sale.
Child care centers and hotels will have until december, 2012 , to make sure their cribs meet the new standards, which also include making crib mattress supports more durable, stronger crib slats and crib hardware.
The CPSC has recalled more than 11 million cribs since 2007.