(WEAU) - The standards come decades after play pen recalls involved millions of products and more than a dozen infant deaths.
Now the consumer product safety commission has approved mandatory play pen standards, preventing side rails. At the same time, one mother continues the fight for better standards after losing her child at 16 months because it collapsed on top of him.
"No one at Danny's childcare home was aware of the recall. Not the owner of the facility. Not the family who donated the crib. Not the state inspector who had inspected the facility just days before," said Linda Ginzel, mother of infant killed by play pen.
Experts say millions of the older products are still used second-hand, passed down through generations and sold at garage sales and second hand stores.
The new standards go into effect in December.