Massive Crib Recall

Posted By John Coletti || 24-Nov-2009

From time to time we talk about product recalls, especially when they involve safety issues. Just recently, in fact, we mentioned the Maclaren baby stroller recall. Well, now there’s a large-scale crib recall that involves more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs produced by Canadian company Stork Craft Manufacturing.

So far there have been four deaths caused by the drop-side cribs. Basically, the cribs have hardware that can fall off or break, which causes the side that drops to come apart. This then creates a space between the crib mattress and the detached side, and an infant can get stuck there and suffocate.

The cribs in question were made between January of 1993 and October of 2009. Some 150,000 of them are the Fisher-Price brand. They were sold widely in such stores as Wal-Mart, Sears, Target, and Costco. To make matters more confusing, they were manufactured in a number of countries, such as China, Canada, and Indonesia. Owners of these cribs are urged to contact Stork Craft for a free repair kit.

Drop-side cribs have been problematic for some time, and some 5 million drop-side cribs have been recalled over the past two years. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is said to be considering safety standards that would essentially ban drop-side cribs altogether. If you have a drop-side crib, please exercise caution!