Suffocation and Fall 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
sell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product:
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
Jenny Lind 371 / 391
Lauren (convertible) 4491
Lauren (pine) 5691
Lauren (w/ drawer) 4001
Pine 4-Poster 3991
Hidden hardware Anastasia M4801
Annabelle 5901 / 5941
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
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 www.themdbfamily.com/safety.
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 (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