|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 614-0557
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Firm is no longer in business. There is no remedy. Destroy and discard these cribs.
Child Craft Drop-Side Cribs Recalled Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 product.
Name of Product: Child Craft brand drop-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) Foundations Worldwide, Inc. neither manufactured nor sold any of the cribs included in this recall.
Hazard: The drop-side hardware can fail, causing the drop-side to detach from the crib or fall to the dropped position. When the drop side detaches, even partially, it creates a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. Drop side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age related wear and tear. Additionally, when drop-side hardware fails and/or disengages, an infant or toddler can be injured by falling out of the crib.
Incidents: CPSC has received seven reports of the drop side failing. In one of those reports, the child became entrapped in the gap created by the drop-side failure. In another incident, a child fell out of the crib and suffered bruises to his head when the drop side disengaged.
Description: This recall involves drop-side Child Craft brand cribs using the style of drop-side hardware shown below. “Child Craft” appears on a label on the crib’s frame and identifies the place of manufacture as Salem, Indiana or New Salisbury, Indiana.
|Drop-Side Crib Name||Model Numbers
|ALL CHILD CRAFT DROP-SIDE CRIBS
WITH THE HARDWARE SHOWN BELOW
MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 2000 and 2009
Sold at: Babies R Us, Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, and various specialty stores nationwide between January 2000 and July 2009.
Remedy: Child Craft ceased operations in July 2009 and a remedy is no longer available. CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Destroy and discard these cribs. Do not attempt to fix these cribs.
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. 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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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