Last week the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. issued a voluntary recall of over 2 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs due to an entrapment and suffocation risk posed to infants.
The recall involves 1,213,000 cribs distributed in the U.S. and almost a million more cribs sold on the Canadian market.
CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and do not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit. They should find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side on these cribs to a fixed side.
The danger with the recalled cribs is that a plastic piece of drop-side hardware can break, become deformed or can even be installed upside-down. All of these scenarios can result in the drop-side detaching in one or more corners creating a space for an infant’s body may become trapped. Becoming trapped in this small crevasse poses a suffocation risk.
The recall includes Stork Craft Cribs manufactured between 1993 and 2009, with some bearing the Fisher-Price logo.
The cribs were sold online and through various retail outlets including Wal-Mart, J.C. Penny’s, Kmart, and Target for between $100 and $400.