with Dowel Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards
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 “Crib ‘N’ Double Bed” full size stationary-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.
Units: between 40,000 and 50,000
Hazard: The crib’s
stationary side can be assembled upside-down but still appear to be assembled
correctly. If assembled upside-down, the crib side contains a hazardous
five-inch gap at the top of the crib. Infants or toddlers can become entrapped
in this gap (as depicted in the photo below), which can lead to entrapment,
strangulation or other injuries.
Incidents: CPSC has
received four reports of children becoming entrapped between the dowel and the
crib’s stationary front side. In two of those reports, the child was trapped by
his/her head and was in danger of being strangled. In the other two reports,
the child was trapped by his/her arm.
This hazard can occur on both the front and back sides of the crib.
Description: All Child
Craft brand cribs with the foot top dowel (as shown in the photos below)
including, but not limited to, the following models:
Name Model Number(s)
Child Craft convertible
The name “Child
Craft” appears on a label on the crib’s frame and identifies the place of
manufacture as Salem, Indiana or New Salisbury, Indiana. These cribs were manufactured by Child Craft
Industries, Inc., which is no longer in business.
Sold at: Babies ‘R Us
and other stores nationwide between January 1998 and June 2009 for between $600
Remedy: The CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers
to examine these cribs immediately and determine whether they have been
assembled properly. The best way to do
this is to measure the gap between the front and back sides of the crib and the
dowel that runs parallel to the sides.
The gap should be no more than two and three-eighths inches (2
3/8″), as shown in the images below.
If the gap is greater than 2 3/8″, the side has been installed
upside-down and needs to be re-assembled.
Another indicator that the side has been installed improperly is the
appearance of the barrel nut, as is visible in the image above showing an
incorrect assembly. The barrel nut
should be at the bottom of the side, not the top. If either of these conditions are present, the side of the crib
has been installed upside-down and needs to be re-assembled so that the barrel
nut is not visible from the top and the gap between the dowel and the side is
no greater than two and three-eighths inches (2 3/8″). Consumers with these cribs should contact
Foundations Worldwide, Inc., to obtain instructions and decals to affix to the
stationary sides of the crib to ensure proper assembly in the future.
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.
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:
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission