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METAL HAND RELEASE SYSTEMS
Our rocker lock hand release. This release mechanism is attached underneath the top moving side rail at each end. It engages with notches in the rocker lock rods CR711 or CR712 to lock the side in the up position. Supplied with all necessary attaching fasteners.
The rocker lock crib rod designed for use with the RL327S is pictured above going through a wooden side rail. Note: Slats have been removed for photographic purposes only.
The release system RL327 is for use on cribs that have a side or sides that are designed to ride up and down on metal rods. The rocker lock is not for use on folding sides. A folding side does not require rods, but instead uses hinges and hand releases to allow the upper portion of the side rail to fold out and down. If you are looking for a folding side hand release click on this link: Folding Side Hand Releases. If you are unsure which type of hand release is required for your crib please call Products America for direct assistance at 800.205.9642 or 800.772.1041. You may also email inquiries to us from the Contact Us page of our site.
Q: “How do I know if my crib side drops with a hand or foot release system?”
A: Check on the inside of the center of the bottom rail of the moving side for two metal plates (gate shoes), or wood screw holes where gate shoes may have been attached originally. If the gate shoes and/or holes are present, you may have a foot release system design crib. A hand release system would instead be located underneath the top rail of the moving side at each end, usually directly underneath the holes that the crib rods will slide through.
If you are not sure which type of release system your crib has please call Products America for direct assistance at (800)205-9642 or (800)772-1041.
Drop Side = Moving Crib Side that slides up and down on metal crib rods or plastic tracks.
Folding Side = Moving Crib Side that Folds Down and does not require crib rods or plastic tracks.
General Information on Metal Hand Releases
Welcome to the metal hand release section of our online catalog. A hand release is typically located underneath the top rail of the moving crib side. If you are unsure if your crib uses a hand release, or if you are unable to determine which hand release would best suit your needs, please call Products America for direct assistance at (800)205-9642 or (800)772-1041.
If your crib has this type of release, and you are missing the rods or the release, you will need to replace the rods with CR711 or CR712 and the release with RL327. The original rods were left and right notched and are no longer available. Please call us for direct assistance at