WASHINGTON, June 24
/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 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
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)
Inc. neither manufactured nor sold any of the cribs included in this recall.
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.
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.
Name Model Numbers
ALL CHILD CRAFT DROP-
SIDE CRIBS WITH THE
HARDWARE SHOWN BELOW
2000 and 2009 F10151
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.
Visit CPSC’s Crib
Information Center (www.cpsc.gov/info/cribs/index.html ) for more information
on Crib Safety and Recalls.
Firm’s Recall Hotline:
CPSC Recall Hotline:
CPSC Media Contact:
SOURCE U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission