Recently a new drop down crib ban was brought to light.
If you are a resource or kinship parent please check your present baby furniture for the banned items.
If you do have a crib that can no longer be used please contact the manufacturer for a repair kit.
If you google: Drop Down Crib Repair Kits it will link you to several manufacturers sites, many of the repair kits are free or at minimal cost.
Please do not attempt to fix the drop down problem with homemade devices, use the kit provided by the company or dispose of the unsafe crib.
Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission page here.