Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire
CNNMoney.com reports that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled 2.1 million cribs, citing defective hardware that can cause children to suffocate. The federal agency “said parents should immediately stop using Stork Craft drop-side cribs, which are made by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada,” according to the report. The recall includes about 150,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs that have a Fisher-Price logo on them, announced the CPSC.
The CPSC has warned that the cribs’ drop-side can become detached unexpectedly, creating a gap between the crib wall and the mattress, in which a child can get trapped and either fall or suffocate. The report indicates that there “have been 110 documented incidents of drop-side detachment, including 67 in the United States and 43 in Canada. Among those, four resulted in suffocation and 20 resulted in falls that caused injuries ranging from concussion to bumps and bruises.”
This is the second time cribs manufactured by Stork Craft have been recalled. Earlier this year, 535,000 were recalled due to safety concerns.
Many retailers sold the recalled cribs, including: BJ’s Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears (SHLD, Fortune 500), USA Baby, and Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) stores and online at Amazon.com (AMZN, Fortune 500), Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com (TGT, Fortune 500), and Walmart.com from January 1993 through October 2009.
Please do not use these cribs. If you have one in your home, disassemble it immediately.
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