Dorel Asia Recalls To Replace Cribs; Pose Strangulation and Suffocation Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued January 19, 2010
Revised March 19, 2010
Release # 10-114
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 762-2304
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: additional model added to table

Dorel Asia Recalls To Replace Cribs; Pose Strangulation and Suffocation Hazards
One infant death reported, 10 injuries to infants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados, is announcing a voluntary recall to replace drop side and non-drop side cribs that pose suffocation and strangulation hazards to infants and toddlers. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs until replacement kits are obtained and installed.

Name of Product: Dorel Asia cribs

Units: About 635,000

Distributor: Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados

Hazard: The drop side hardware can fail causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches it creates a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. In addition, the recalled cribs can pose a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard when a slat is damaged. This can occur while the crib is in use, in storage, being put together, taken apart or reassembled; or during shipping and handling.

Reports: CPSC and Dorel Asia SRL received a report of the death of 6-month old child from Cedar Rapids, Iowa who became entrapped and strangled in a crib after the drop side hardware broke. The crib continued to be used after the parents tried to repair the drop side themselves. CPSC and Dorel Asia received reports of 31 drop side incidents. In six of those incidents, children were entrapped between the drop side and crib mattress. Three children suffered from bruises as a result of the entrapment. In addition, CPSC and Dorel Asia received reports of 36 incidents of slat breakage, including seven reports of bruises and scratches to children and two reports of entrapment that resulted in no injury.

Description: The following Dorel Asia cribs are involved in the recall:

Model NumberFront RailDescription
WM1633 Drop side 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry
WM1633-0 Drop side 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry (no castors)
WM1676BC Fixed 4-1 Bethany James Crib - Walnut
WM1676BCR-DC Fixed 2-1 Crib - Walnut
WM2163 Fixed 4-1 Crib - Manhattan Walnut
WM2163DC Fixed 4-1 Crib - Manhattan Walnut
WM1633-0-DC Fixed 3-1 Sleigh Crib (no castors)
WM2614 Drop side 2-1 Dandridge Crib (drop side only)
GP004B3EGR Drop side 3-1 Convertible - Espresso
GP004B3WGR Drop side 3-1 Convertible - White
GP006BCEGR Drop side Single - Espresso
GP006BCWGR Drop side Single - White
DA1615B3 Drop side 3-1 Convertible Crib - Natural
DAKM5132 Drop side 3-1 Convertible Crib - White
DASE5005 Drop side Cottage Hill Single Crib - White
DASE5009 Drop side Vintage Estate 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry
DA0504KMC-1N Drop side 3-1 Heritage Crib - Natural
DA0504KMC-1W Drop side 3-1 Heritage Crib - White
DA1614B3 Drop side 3-1 Lexington Crib - Cherry
DAKM5152 Drop side Single Jenny Lind Crib - Walnut
DASE5015 Drop side 3-1 Convertible - Toffee

Sold at: K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009 for between $120 and $700.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs, find an alternative safe sleeping environment for your child, and contact Dorel Asia to receive a free replacement kit. Consumers should log on to www.dorel-asia.com to order the free replacement kit to prevent child entrapment in these cribs. The repair kits will be provided to owners within the next several weeks.

Consumer Contact: Call Dorel Asia toll-free at (866) 762-2304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dorel-asia.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, especially with duct tape, wire or rope.

Visit CPSC's Crib Information Center for more information on Crib Safety and Recalls.

Picture of Recalled 4-1 Crib - Walnut, Model # WM1676BC


4-1 Crib - Walnut, Model # WM1676BC

Picture of Recalled 3 -1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry Model # WM1633 & WM1633-0


3 -1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry Model # WM1633 & WM1633-0

Picture of Recalled 3 -1 Lexington Crib - Cherry Model # DA1614B3


3 -1 Lexington Crib - Cherry Model # DA1614B3

Picture of Recalled 3 -1 Heritage Crib - Natural Model # DA0504KMC-1N

3 -1 Heritage Crib - Natural Model # DA0504KMC-1N

Picture of Recalled 3 -1 Heritage Crib - White Model # DA0504KMC-1W

3 -1 Heritage Crib - White Model # DA0504KMC-1W

 

Picture of Recalled 3 -1 Convertible Crib - White Model # DAKM5132


3 -1 Convertible Crib - White Model # DAKM5132

Picture of Recalled Cottage Hill Single Crib - White Model # DASE5005


Cottage Hill Single Crib - White Model # DASE5005

Picture of Recalled Vintage Estate 3-1 Crib - Cherry Model # DASE5009

Vintage Estate 3-1 Crib - Cherry Model # DASE5009

Picture of Recalled 3-1 Convertible Crib - Natural Model # DAKM1615B3
3-1 Convertible Crib - Natural Model # DAKM1615B3