Some products are banned in some countries and drop-side cribs are one of them. It is illegal to own, sell or buy one of these items in Canada. One cannot even attempt to bring one over the border. If they are caught, then they could be facing a hefty fine.
items are aimed at being convenient. They allow mom to lower the side of the crib to easily get her baby out of it. The problem is, these can be faulty, and the sides were known to drop down with the baby caught in between the bar.