As reported by USA TODAY, Craigslist and eBay are allowing illegal used cribs to be sold, including the drop-side versions banned more than a month ago.
EBay agreed to shut down its used crib auctions within a few weeks, according to a statement by eBay and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provided to USA TODAY on Saturday.
Craigslist said that it recently updated its “prohibition notices and information page” about used cribs at CPSC’s request but that listings are moderated by site users.
Virtually all cribs manufactured before a new CPSC crib-safety standard took effect June 28 are now illegal to sell. That’s because they don’t have the stronger hardware, mattress supports and slats required to pass rigorous new tests that mimic long-term use.