Updating baby cribs
When considering giving or receiving a crib secondhand, make sure the crib: The CPSC first issued mandatory regulations for full-size cribs in 1973 and issued similar regulations for non-full-size cribs in 1976. In 1976, the JPMA established a voluntary certification program for juvenile products.
JPMA-certified cribs meet or exceed the mandatory regulations of the CPSC and the voluntary standards set by ASTM (ASTM F-1169 and ASTM F-406 are the formal terms used by ASTM to identify their voluntary crib standards) and display the JPMA Certification Seal.
CPSC's website lists old cribs as one of CPSC's "Most Wanted," and for good reason.
The paint itself is dangerous for children and even for pets.
Instead, you should contact the EPA or your local municipality to learn how to dispose of the baby crib properly.
Many parents-to-be will find or inherit one that needs to be restored from friends or family.
Since your crib will be holding special cargo, you will want to take precaution in the products you use in the restoration.