We have a crib by Million Dollar Baby. It's one of those that converts to a toddler bed, then to full size headboard and footboard. The style is called "Emily". We've had no problems and its on its 2nd child. One thing that I think you should definitely consider is NOT getting a crib that is drop-side. Get one that has stationery side rails that you cannot move up and down. The cribs with the drop sides are the ones that have mostly been recalled lately. Also, for a list of recalled products, check out www.cpsc.org. This is the website for the Consumer Product Safety Commission and you can get a complete list there. They also give the reason that the items were recalled, which can give you an idea of what to look for. PS - You can also sign up on the site to receive e-mails when an item (any item, not just baby stuff) is recalled!
Make sure that whenever the crib is put together, that the directions are followed EXACTLY as listed. This was part of the problem with recalled cribs, I think. Also very important in choosing a crib is making sure you have the right size crib mattress. One that is too small can leave gaps, especially in the corners where baby can get stuck and be injured or suffocate. I hope this give you some direction!!!