Drop-Side Cribs in Urgent Recall December 3, 2009
The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs.
The CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and to contact Stork Craft at (877) 274-0277. The company will send a repair kit that will convert your crib from a drop sided to a fixed sided crib. Do not use the crib until the repair kit has been properly installed.
The cribs were constructed of poor materials, notably plastic, that held up the drop-side of the crib. Also, the drop-side could be easily installed upside down, causing the hardware to break. These problems can cause the drop-side to detach, creating space between the drop-side and the mattress. The space can entrap infants and toddlers, causing possible suffocation. In cases where the drop-side detaches, children can fall out of the crib.
Please stop using the crib immediately! The problems with these cribs have already led to the death of 4 infant children by suffocation. Although some of the cribs have the Fisher-Price label, usually a sign of quality, they are still extremely dangerous. Despite the cost of these cribs and the belief that you purchased a safe crib, manufacturers still try to cut corners and manufacture cribs with the cheapest hardware, not the best or the strongest. Such cost-cutting action puts our children’s lives at an unreasonable risk of harm and the government should strictly monitor the initial design and manufacture, not come riding in after children have already died.
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