The US Consumer Protection agency has recalled yet another group of cribs with faulty manufacturing defects that has resulted in 69 incidents where children have been injured.
These cribs were made in China and are the most recent addition to a long line of faulty baby equipment sold in this country over the last decade or more.
These cribs were sold here in Atlanta and Nationwide via Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Target stores; and online at Amazon.com.
These cribs have caused: Entrapment, Suffocation, Laceration, and Falls.
Also be aware that it is illegal to offer for resale any crib that has been recalled.
Name of product: Full-Size and Portable Drop-Side Cribs
Units: About 22,000
Importer: Dream on Me, Inc. of Piscataway, N.J.
Full-Size Cribs: The drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.
Portable Cribs: The drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib or fall unexpectedly. In addition, the portable crib mattress support hardware and the drop-side release latch can break easily, and the slats can loosen or break and detach from the crib. Children can also cut themselves on exposed hardware inside the cribs.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm know of 69 reports of incidents involving these cribs.
A 1-year-old boy sustained a scratch to the nose when he became trapped between the mattress support and side rail of his portable crib. An 8-month-old girl sustained a minor injury on her head from exposed plastic hardware inside the portable crib.
Description: The cribs are drop-side wooden cribs, painted or stained in black, cherry, dark brown, natural, white, and pink.
These cribs were made in China. See full details in the report but the CPSC at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11224.html Photo above only shows one model. Check site above for a photo of the other one.
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