Million Dollar Baby 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 sell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.  



Name of product: Drop-Side cribs

Units: About 156,000

Distributor:  Bexco Enterprises, Inc., d.b.a. Million Dollar Baby of Montebello, Calif.  

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 Million Dollar Baby have received 43 reports of drop side failures.  There were eight reports of children being entrapped between the mattress and drop side resulting in three reports of bruises to the head or upper body. Additionally, three children fell out of the crib when the drop side failed but they were not injured.  

Description:  The following full-sized Million Dollar Baby cribs with drop sides are involved in the recall:

Drop-Side Hardware

Model Names and Numbers

Exposed hardware

Alexandria 4191

Alpha 591

Bailey 5201

Caleb 1701

Ellie 5401

Jenny Lind 371 / 391

Lauren (convertible) 4491

Lauren (pine) 5691

Lauren (w/ drawer) 4001

Lauren 4091

Naomi 4291

Oxford 2191

Pine 4-Poster 3991

Sleigh 2991

Twinkle 2301





Hidden hardware

Anastasia M4801

Annabelle 5901 / 5941

Kendall W5921

Kirsten M5941

Leonardo 3101

Michelangelo 3401

Robin M6001

Roxanne M5921 / 5941

The name "Million Dollar Baby," the company logo and the crib's serial number are printed on a label on the crib's headboard.

Sold at: Children's product stores and other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through March 2010 for between $100 and $330.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Million Dollar Baby for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age. Repair kits will be available to consumers within a few weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Million Dollar Baby toll-free at (888) 673-6488 anytime, or visit the firm's website at

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The 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 decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 673-6488

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission