Million Dollar Baby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation...

Million Dollar Baby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards


Million Dollar Baby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment,<br /> Suffocation 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
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.


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


    Note: More information
about the special industry program to provide free immobilization kits
( ).


    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 ( ) for more information
on Crib Safety and Recalls.


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

    CPSC Recall Hotline:
(800) 638-2772

    CPSC Media Contact:
(301) 504-7908


SOURCE  U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission


Million Dollar Baby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards