the prohibition of drop sides does NOT include crib designs with access sides, such as Foundations SafeReach® cribs.

Per the regulations published by Health Canada, all license child care centres in seven provinces and one territory (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Yukon) must use cribs that meet these federal requirements. Provincial and territorial governments are responsible to dictate the enforcement plans of this new federal crib standard in licensed child care centres. To date, we are unaware of any specific enforcement activities that have been set forth by the provincial and territory governments with regards to the replacement of non-compliant cribs after the date of enforcement, December 29, 2016. We are watching the situation closely and will keep you informed as further information becomes available.