Evenflo Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall...

Evenflo Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards



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Evenflo Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation<br /> and Fall Hazards

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    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
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

   
——          ——————————–

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible

   
014614           Crib, Maple

   
——          ——————————-

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible

   
014615           Crib, White

   
——          ——————————-

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible

   
014616           Crib, Oak

   
——          ——————————-

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible

   
014617           Crib, Natural

   
——          ——————————-

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden

   
0151614          Hardware Crib, Maple

   
——-         ————————–

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden

   
0151615          Hardware Crib, White

   
——-         ————————–

                 
   
Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden

   
0151616          Hardware Crib, Oak

   
——-         ————————–

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden

   
0151617          Hardware Crib, Natural

   
——-         ————————–

 
                   
Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden

   
0161614          Hardware Crib, Maple

   
——-         ————————–

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden

   
0161615          Hardware Crib, White

   
——-         ————————–

                    

Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden

   
0161617          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 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.

 

    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:
(800) 356-2229

    CPSC Recall Hotline:
(800) 638-2772

    CPSC Media Contact: (301)
504-7908

 

SOURCE   U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission

Evenflo Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards