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.
Name of product: Jardine drop-side cribs
Units: About 130,000
Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprise Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan
Importer: Toys "R" Us, of Wayne, N.J.
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 Jardine have received 47 reports of drop sides that detached or malfunctioned. In one of these incidents, a child was found unconscious after becoming entrapped and was hospitalized. Nine other reports involving entrapments or fallouts resulted in scratches and bruises, including one child who sustained a broken collarbone.
Description: All Jardine drop-side cribs have been recalled.
The model number and date code can be found on the labels attached to one of the end panels.
Date Code Between
Natural Olympia Single
02/2007 - 11/2008
Black Olympia Single
04/2006 - 01/2009
White Capri Single
12/2007 - 12/2008
Antique Walnut Capri Single
12/2007 - 11/2008
Rubbed Black Claremont Single
12/2006 - 06/2007
Dark Pine 3-1 Convertible
01/2000 - 06/2004
White 3-1 Convertible
09/2001 - 08/2003
Natural Madison Single
01/2004 - 11/2004
Dark Pine Siera 2 in 1
11/2001 - 04/2004
Natural Siera 2 in 1
11/2002 - 06/2003
Natural Madison Single
05/2005 - 08/2005
Dark Pine Windsor Single
03/2001 - 06/2003
Cherry Windsor Single
11/2001 - 08/2003
White Windsor Single
02/2003 - 09/2003
Sold at: Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Geoffrey Stores and KidsWorld nationwide from January 2002 through June 2009 for between $150 and $480.
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child's age.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 295-1980 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.jdservice.biz.
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
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.
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) 295-1980
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission