Evenflo Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2010
Release #10-274
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 356-2229
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Evenflo Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs 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: Jenny Lind Cribs

Units: About 750,000

Distributor: Evenflo Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio

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.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Evenflo have received 31 reports of drop sides that malfunctioned or detached. One involved the entrapment of a seven month old boy between the drop side and the crib mattress. He sustained bumps and bruises to his head. Nine children fell out of the crib when the drop side detached, unlocked or fell off. Seven of those children sustained minor injuries, including bumps, bruises and cuts. Fourteen other incidents involved no injuries. In addition, CPSC has received two reports of children who became entrapped when the mattress support detached in one corner of cribs manufactured between 2000 and 2004.

Description: The following Evenflo crib models are included in this recall. The model number is located on a label on the bottom beam of the headboard.

MODEL NUMBERSMODEL NAMES
012614 Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Maple
0126141 Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Maple
012615 Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, White
012616 Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Oak
012617 Evenflo Jenny Lind Crib, Natural
014614 Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, Maple
014615 Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, White
014616 Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, Oak
014617 Evenflo Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, Natural
0151614 Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Maple
0151615 Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, White
0151616 Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Oak
0151617 Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Natural
0161614 Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Maple
0161615 Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, White
0161617 Evenflo Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib, Natural

Sold at: Children’s product stores and various other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through November 2007 for about $200.

Manufactured in: Mexico and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. A repair kit for the mattress support system is also available for cribs with model numbers starting with 012 and 014 that were manufactured between 2000 and 2004. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age. The repair kits will be provided to consumers within the next several weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 356-2229 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s web site at http://safety.evenflo.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.

Picture of recalled crib Picture of recalled crib
Models 012/014
Jenny Lind Crib
Models 015/016
Jenny Lind Hidden Hardware Crib