(WVLT)- Beginning Tuesday safety standards for your child's crib are now tougher.
That's because drop-side cribs are now banned for sale, resale and manufacturing.
But despite the fact the potentially deadly products have been recalled- 9 million since 2009, many are still in use.
Since 2000- 32 infant deaths have been linked to drop-side cribs.
Other new standards aiming to keep your kids safe- a crib's mattress much be stronger and the crib itself will under-go much tougher safety tests before being heading off for sale.
There are also several things parents can do:
Always place an infant on their back to sleep.
Always make the child sleep on a firm surface.
Keep all soft objects- like pillows out the sleep area.
And babies should never sleep in the same bed with adults or other children.
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