Crib Recall 2010: ‘Drop-Side Cribs Recall’ Announced CPSC

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced recall of drop-side cribs along with 7 companies Thursday, June 24, 2010. Million Dollar Baby, Evenflo, LaJobi, Jardine Enterprises, Simmons Juvenile Products Inc., Child Craft and Delta Enterprise Corp. recalled drop-side cribs due to possible baby entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards.

CPSC declares efforts of stopping the use of these dangerous cribs. Since 2001, drop-side cribs were implicated to deaths of 32 infants and toddlers. There are 250 incidents of detachment and 27 injuries had been reported to CPSC associated with these cribs, according to agency spokesperson Scott Wolfson. One child was also found unconscious after being trapped and was brought to the hospital.

The common scenario that can happen is the detachment of the drop-side hardware which could lead to the entrapment of the baby and suffer from suffocation. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum expressed in an interview with Consumer Ally her commitment of providing the new crib standards end of year 2010. Currently, CPSC is already working on setting up new rules of how cribs should be made and eventually ban drop-side cribs.

Due to this wide crib recall, big retailers such as Toys R Us/Babies R Us have stopped selling drop-side cribs. Most manufacturers have also halted production of such cribs.

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