Product Recall: Cribs

Filed under: Alerts & Recalls

Credit: CPSC

There has been yet another recall of cribs. This time, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados, to announce a voluntary recall to replace drop side and non-drop side cribs that pose suffocation and strangulation hazards to infants and toddlers.

The recall comes after the death of a 6-month-old child from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who became entrapped and strangled in a crib after the drop-side hardware broke. The parents had tried to repair the crib themselves. There are 31 additional reports of drop-side-related incidents, six of which resulted in entrapment. In non-drop side cribs, there have been 36 other reports of the slats breaking, with seven of those resulting in bruises and scratches to children.

The cribs in question were sold at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009. Click here to compare your crib's model number with the recall list. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs until replacement kits are obtained and installed. You can reach the company at 866-762-2304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays or visit their website at dorel-asia.com.

Once again, we ask: If you have a drop-side crib, will you continue to use it? Or opt for a bed with stationary walls?

Related: Nursery Equipment Safety Checklist

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