Stork Craft Cribs - Product Recall

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storkcraft cribThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 535,000 Stork Craft Baby Cribs due to faulty support brackets. These metal brackets, which support the crib mattress and mattress board, can crack and break. When one or more is broken, the mattress can collapse and create a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib rails. This poses an entrapment and suffocation hazard to children.

CPSC is aware of ten such incidents of broken supports, several in which the mattress collapsed. In one case, a toddler sustained bruises to his forehead and in another, a child became trapped in the gap between the mattress and the drop side rail.

The recall involves Stork Craft Baby Cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between May 2000 and November 2008. You can find the manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin and the company's name, address and contact information located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The company's insignia, "storkcraft baby" is inscribed on the drop side teething rail of some cribs. The cribs were sold in various styles and finishes.

These cribs were made in Canada, China and Indonesia for Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada. They were sold at major retailers including J.C. Penney, Kmart and Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com and Walmart.com from May 2000 through January 2009 for between $100 and $400 each.

CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free replacement kit, with new mattress support brackets. You can reach them by calling (866) 361-3321 anytime to order the free replacement kit or by visiting their Website.

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