Product Recall: Even More Drop-Side Cribs

Filed under: Baby Essentials, Alerts & Recalls

Caramia Furniture and Mother Hubbard Cupboard are recalling cribs. Credit: CPSC

On the heels of the largest crib recall in United States history (more then 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side units), it should come as no surprise that even more similarly-opened cribs are the focus of another round of concern. This time, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Caramia Furniture and Mother Hubbard Cupboard's (of Canada) announced the voluntary recall of about 1,000 units.

Once again, the slats on the crib's drop-side can detach from the top and bottom rails, posing fall and entrapment hazards to the child. The recall includes Caramia "Diane" drop-side cribs -- you can determine if you have that model by checking the label affixed to the inside of the headboard of footboard. There have been 18 reports of slats detaching from the rails but no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crib and contact Caramia Furniture to receive a free replacement drop side, which will be available beginning March 2010. Call 877-728-0342 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, or visit the firm's Web site.

With so much concern over the drop-side cribs, we have to wonder why they continue to exist on the market. Tell us, if you have a drop-side crib, will you continue to use it? Or opt for a bed with stationary walls?

Related: Crib Safety


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