The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 2 million
cribs because of the hazards they may pose to children. Included in the
recall are cribs made by Evenflo, LaJobi, Child Craft, Million Dollar
Baby, Jardine Enterprises, Delta Enterprises Corp, and Simmons Juvenile
Products Inc. The cribs were made between 2000 and 2009.
To date, no fatalities have been linked to the recalled cribs. However, there are about 250 reports of drop-side detachment and failure incidents, as well as at least 16 child entrapment accidents.
The Recalled Cribs:
750,000 Jenny Lind Cribs by Evenflo: Drop-side hazards can place a toddler at risk of getting hurt or dying from crib entrapment, suffocation, strangulation, or fall accidents. 31 reports cite drop-side malfunctions and detachment, which have resulted in at least 7 injuries.
Approximately 306,000 Bonavita, Babi Italia, and ISSI drop-side cribs: 40 reports of malfunction and detachment incidents have been filed. One child got hurt during a crib fall accident.
40,000 – 50,000 Child Craft “Crib ‘N’ Double Bed” stationary-side Cribs and an unknown number of Child Craft drop-side cribs: If the stationary side of the “Crib ‘N’ Double Bed” is assembled upside down, a dangerous gap at the top of the crib can be created, placing infants and toddlers at risk of crib entrapment. Four entrapment accidents have been reported. Two of the kids were reportedly in danger of strangulation. The CPSC has received seven reports of drop-side failure that have resulted in one entrapment accident and one fall accident. Child Craft is no longer in operation.
Approximately 156,000 Million Dollar Baby drop-side cribs: There have been 43 reports of drop-side-related incidents, including 8 entrapment accidents and 3 fall accidents.
Approximately 747,000 Delta drop-side cribs and all drop-side and fixed Delta cribs that come with wooden stabilizer bars: If the wooden is installed upside down, a mattress support hazard can be created, which increases the risk of entrapment accidents. 57 drop-side related incidents have been reported. The CPSC knows of 19 stabilizer bar incidents that have caused 10 mattress platform collapses and at least 3 resulting injuries.
All (about 13,000) Jardine Enterprise drop-side cribs: At least 47 drop-side incidents have occurred. One child who became entrapped fell unconscious and was hospitalized. Nine other entrapment accidents have resulted in injuries, including a broken collarbone.
Approximately 50,000 Simmons Easy Side drop-side cribs: CPSC has received reports of 30 drop-side incidents resulting in 2 entrapment accidents and 3 fall accidents.
The companies involved in this latest recall are offering consumers free repair kits to fix the crib defects. Do NOT try to fix these cribs without a kit.
Recent Recalls, CPSC
Feds recall another 2 million drop-side cribs, Chicago Tribune, June 25, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Feds Ending Manufacture of Drop-Side Cribs, CBS News, May 10, 2010
Dangerous Kids, Kids in Danger
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