Delta Enterprise Drop-side cribs - Product Recall

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delta cribsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 1.5 million Delta Enterprise drop-side cribs due to issues with the spring pegs in the base of the crib legs. If the pegs are missing or have been pushed back into the lower track, the drop side of the crib can detach and create a gap. This gap can lead to entrapment and suffocation of an infant or toddler.

An 8-month-old child died after becoming entrapped in a crib where the safety pegs were not installed. In addition, CPSC is aware of two other entrapments and nine other incidents resulting from missing safety pegs.

The cribs are being recalled in two separate notices and involve Delta cribs with the "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" design. The first notice is for about 600,000 Delta cribs sold from January 2000 through January 2007 for between $33 and $200. Click on the link for model numbers and detailed photos of the cribs. If you have one of the recalled cribs, you are advised to immediately stop using it and contact Delta to receive a repair kit.

The second notice is for about 985,000 Delta cribs sold from January 1995 through September 2007 for about $100. Click on the links for model numbers and detailed photos of the cribs. If you have one of the recalled cribs, you should immediately check to see if you are missing a safety peg on any leg of the crib and contact Delta to receive a repair kit. CPSC recommends that even if all safety pegs are in place, consumers should contact Delta to receive the repair kit for future assembly purposes.

You can reach Delta by calling (1-800-816-5304) anytime after 5pm today or log on to their Website to order the free replacement kit..

As a reminder, never use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Be sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy and always make sure any moving parts operate smoothly. Check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement as this can create a gap and entrap a child. Also, don't try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.

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