Sale of drop-side cribs banned, but they are still being sold on resale websites

CLEVELAND - Retailers have taken steps to remove a dangerous crib from their inventory, but online resale shops are still selling them.

In June, the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the sale of drop-side cribs. The local stores we checked got the notice, but online it's a different story.

Sellers on Craigslist and eBay are still listing drop-side cribs for sale. The cribs have a side rail that moves up and down making it easier to get your child out of the crib.

Eleven million drop-side cribs have been recalled since 2000, and more than 30 infants and toddlers have died. So, what is the CPSC doing to keep families safe?

"It is illegal to sell a banned product, a banned crib, so the CPSC is working with online retailers and resale stores," CPSC Public Affairs Specialist Kim Dulic said.

Day cares and hotels will also have to remove drop-side cribs, but the law won't take effect for these agencies until the end of December 2012.

If you have a drop-side crib, call the manufacturer and ask for an immobilizer. Many companies make them to secure the drop side railing. It is still illegal to sell a crib with an immobilizer http://5.wews.com/bSH
 

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