Child Craft Drop-Side Cribs Recalled Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

Jun 24, 2010, 07:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product: Child Craft brand drop-side cribs

Manufacturer:  Child Craft Industries, Inc. (Child Craft ceased operations in July of 2009 and sold the "Child Craft" name to Foundations Worldwide Inc., of Medina, Ohio)

Foundations Worldwide, Inc. neither manufactured nor sold any of the cribs included in this recall.

Units: Unknown

Hazard: The drop-side hardware can fail, causing the drop-side to detach from the crib or fall to the dropped position. When the drop side detaches, even partially, it creates a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle.  Drop side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age related wear and tear. Additionally, when drop-side hardware fails and/or disengages, an infant or toddler can be injured by falling out of the crib.

Incidents: CPSC has received seven reports of the drop side failing.  In one of those reports, the child became entrapped in the gap created by the drop-side failure.  In another incident, a child fell out of the crib and suffered bruises to his head when the drop side disengaged.

Description: This recall involves drop-side Child Craft brand cribs using the style of drop-side hardware shown below.  "Child Craft" appears on a label on the crib's frame and identifies the place of manufacture as Salem, Indiana or New Salisbury, Indiana.

Drop-Side Crib Name

Model Numbers

ALL CHILD CRAFT DROP-SIDE CRIBS WITH THE HARDWARE SHOWN BELOW MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 2000 and 2009

F10151

F10171

F10181

F10281

F13311

F13761

F16001

F16011

F16131

F16661

F17001

F17701

F17731

F17801

F17811

F20161

F20181

F20191

F21041

F21081

F21091

F26131

F27301

F27771

F31061

F31701

F32901

F33301

F33601

F33801

F33901

F34101

F35101



Sold at: Babies R Us, Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, and various specialty stores nationwide between January 2000 and July 2009.

Remedy:  CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Do not attempt to fix these cribs.  Although Foundations Worldwide did not manufacture or sell any of the recalled cribs, it has agreed to provide Child Craft owners with a rebate towards the purchase of a new, fixed-side Child Craft brand crib manufactured by Foundations Worldwide Inc.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Foundations Worldwide toll-free at (866) 614-0557 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.cribsafetyinfo.com.

Important Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Disengagements can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Age is factor in the safety of any crib. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you not use a crib that is older than 10 years. Many older cribs may not meet current voluntary standards and can have numerous safety problems.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 614-0557

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



RELATED LINKS

http://www.cpsc.gov


http://www.cribsafetyinfo.com