Monday, November 23, 2009

Product Recall: Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States.
Parents and caregivers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled cribs. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side on these cribs to a fixed side. They should wait for the free repair kit, and not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit. Parents should find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. .

According to the CPSC, "The cribs’ drop-side plastic hardware can break, deform, or parts can become missing. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts. All of these problems can cause the drop-side to detach in one or more corners. When the drop-side detaches, it creates space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space which can lead to suffocation. Complete detachment of drop-sides can lead to falls from the crib."

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