The new rules issued in June by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission made it illegal to sell old, outdated cribs like those that failed Witte's son in 1997, yet "GMA" easily found hundreds of old cribs for sale on the Internet.
Used Cribs Put to the Test "GMA" purchased two of those cribs online and brought them to Delta's crib safety lab to see how they would fare.
The first stop in the safety lab was the slat test, where it was a totally different story testing our older, illegal cribs.
The slats on these cribs immediately broke upon impact.
When testing the rail, pounding on the crib 35 times sent the support hardware breaking free, meaning a sleeping baby could easily slide off or out of the crib.
Shamie's advice for soon-to-be parents was clear and unchanged: When buying a crib, buy new.
"You can buy a really safe crib for $120 that will meet every one of the new latest safety standards," Shamie told "GMA." People spend that much money on a pair of sneakers. This is a product that will keep your child safe and give you years of comfort."