Crib safety is something we should all take seriously. I remember before our first child was born we had to turn down the offer of a free crib (even though we were broke) because it didn’t meet current safety standards and we didn’t want to take any chances.
We have purchased used cribs for many of our children, but we always checked out the safety standards before we made a decision.
Before you purchase a used crib please read this article from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
If you have an old crib that you can’t sell due to the new regulations check out this article for thirty ideas for repurposing your crib.