PT Domusindo Perdana Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards; Sold Exclusively at JC Penney

Mar 26, 2013, 17:15 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: PT Domusindo Perdana drop-side cribs
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.
Remedy: Repair
Consumer Contact: Modus Furniture International at (800) 827-2129 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at and click on the Recall tab for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to

Recall Details
Units: About 73,000
Description: This recall includes 14 models of PT Domusindo Perdana wooden drop-side cribs. The name, model number and date codes are printed on the plywood mattress board. 

Model #                      Description                           Date Code                             

343-1509                     Jenny Lind Crib                       01/1991-12/1997
343-3810                     Christopher Crib                      2001
343-5500                     Early American Crib                01/1998-12/1999
343-6771                     Scottsdale Crib                       01/1998/12/1999

Model #                      Description                           Date Code     

343-7100                     Sleigh Crib without Rosette      01/2004-12/2006
343-7134                     Sleigh Crib                              01/2001-2/2004
343-7144                     Anniversary Sleigh Crib            01/2002-12/2004
343-7753                     Kristin Crib                             01/1998-12/1999
343-8249                     Cameron Crib                         01/1998/12/1999
343-8020                     Solid Panel Sleigh Crib            01/2001-12/2002
343-8070                     Roll Bar Convertible Crib          01/2004-12/2005
343-8155                     Anniversary Convertible 
                                  Sleigh Crib                              01/2002-12/2006
343-8200                     Spindle Convertible Crib           01/2001-12/2005
343-8913                     Bella 3-in-1 Crib                      01/2005-12/2008        

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm are aware of three incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached.  No injuries were reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact customer service at Modus Furniture International to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. The immobilizer kits will be available in May 2013. In the meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child's age.
Sold at: and the JCPenney catalog from January 1998 through December 2008 for between $200 and $400.
Importer : JC Penney Corp., of Plano, Texas
Manufacturer : PT Domusindo Perdana, of Indonesia
Manufacturer in: Indonesia

Important Message from CPSC: CPSC staff recommends that you do not use a crib that is older than 10 years old. Effective June 28, 2011, new, mandatory federal crib rules require that all cribs manufactured and sold after that date must meet new and improved safety requirements (pdf). Older cribs do not meet the new standard and can have a variety of safety problems. Check if your crib has been recalled at and visit CPSC's Crib Information Center for additional safe sleep information for your baby at

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. 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 to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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