You didn't have to throw it out, there are kits to turn drop sides into non drop sides. And, there is always going to be recalls. Something safe now someone will find something unsafe about it. Baby gadgets suck in that way.
I have a drop side u can use them still just cant sell them one i had was recalled because the metal frame where the mattress was was bending and they were getting trapped i exchanged that bad boy...
The one im using now is 20+ years old it was not recalled because it so old they dont have information on that crib any more....
Things then were made for quality not how many can we make and how cheap can we make it and how much can we sell it for. So i feel safe. Also u cant put the sides on unside down and my rails have the metal drop side not plastic.
It is terible that babies have died or been injured in a drop side crib. But we have one with #1. The crib was a great crib. Even after it was recalled we still used it with #2 and #3. My husband made it to where the drop side would no longer drop by screwing it to the frame. We did finally throw the crib out last year because #3 moved into a big boy bed.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" So if anybody knows of any other cribs on the market to avoid, or any others that have been known to ... [snip!] ... but not yet banned, please let me know. I just want to make sure I get the safest (without spending like 800 bucks each lol)"</blockquote>
Well my first comment is this: I wouldn't have thrown out the old crib. I guess I would have to know exactly why something was recalled before I would judge if it was truly unsafe for my child. I say this bc like baby bumbo seats for example...they were recalled bc parents put their infants up on high surfaces and babies would fall out. I used one for all three of my kids and never had one problem. So to me, I think in that kind of recall, it's not really the item is bad...it's common sense. I don't pay attention to recalls on the cribs so forgive me but I don't know if they are truly unsafe or what. What I will say is things are cheaply made. I think you are always going to have a problem with most baby stuff after a while bc it's not made to last. As far as cribs...idk if these were recalled but I always heard Jenny lynn(sp) cribs were the best on safety. I can't tell you exact models or the prices bc honestly, I used a second hand crib that was drop down and was given to me for my son. My girls, they slept in bassinets and then went straight to pack and plays after they outgrew the bassinets. They never were in a crib bc the one we had was old and I was afraid of how sturdy it would be as the bolts were coming beginning to strip. Honestly I would say...do your research in cribs that are out right now and make your decision but try not to fret too much bc I'm telling you...I don't think I have seen one baby brand company that hasn't had at least one item at one time or another recalled. It just happens unfortunately. That's why it's parents responsibility to make their own judgements on safety and to keep a close eye on anything that may appear to be deteriorating. But yes I do agree with you...it's horrible having to hear that kids and babies get hurt or die in these safety issues bc companies should be paying more attention to the products on their floors.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" Thank you!! Ya I think mine definitely was in the hazard section since the tracks were plastic. :/ but ... [snip!] ... :/ but thank you!! I am one of those moms that worry about things "just in case" lol so I will definitely be doing my research."</blockquote>
Lol. Hey it's kinda good to be a worry wart in some things! God knows I am when it comes to my kids. It's human nature. Yeah I'm sure you are right, it probably was unsafe. I was just saying I wouldn't have thrown it out just based on a recall bc it's about your individual product and not necessarily the product as a whole in the factory. But good luck! I hope you pick out one that meets your needs!