Evenflo Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs 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: Jenny Lind Cribs

Units: About 750,000

Distributor: Evenflo Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio

Hazard: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Evenflo have received 31 reports of drop sides that malfunctioned or detached. One involved the entrapment of a seven month old boy between the drop side and the crib mattress. He sustained bumps and bruises to his head. Nine children fell out of the crib when the drop side detached, unlocked or fell off.  Seven of those children sustained minor injuries, including bumps, bruises and cuts. Fourteen other incidents involved no injuries. In addition, CPSC has received two reports of children who became entrapped when the mattress support detached in one corner of cribs manufactured between 2000 and 2004.

Description: The following Evenflo crib models are included in this recall. The model number is located on a label on the bottom beam of the headboard.


MODEL NUMBERS

MODEL NAMES

012614

Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Maple

0126141

Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Maple

012615

Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, White

012616

Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Oak

012617

Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Natural

014614

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, Maple

014615

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, White

014616

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, Oak

014617

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, Natural

0151614

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Maple

0151615

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, White

0151616

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Oak

0151617

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Natural

0161614

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Maple

0161615

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, White

0161617

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Natural




Sold at: Children's product stores and various other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through November 2007 for about $200.

Manufactured in: Mexico and China

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side.  A repair kit for the mattress support system is also available for cribs with model numbers starting with 012 and 014 that were manufactured between 2000 and 2004. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age. The repair kits will be provided to consumers within the next several weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 356-2229 between

8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at http://safety.evenflo.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: (800) 356-2229

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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