US bans drop-side cots over safety concerns.
Baby deaths prompt US to ban drop-side cot design.
The sale or manufacture of drop-side cots and cribs will be banned in the US from June 2011, following the deaths of at least 32 babies since 2000.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to bring in the new rules, which will stop the selling of 'dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs' and make mattress supports stronger.
More rigorous safety testing will also be introduced for cots in the US, making them, according to Consumer Reports - the US counterpart of Which? - among the most stringent in the world.