August 22, 1991
Release # 91-114


Washington, D.C. - The Smith Cabinet Mfg. Co., Inc., Salem, IN, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling 1,735 Childcraft cribs model nos. 15811, 15821, 15961 and 15991 if they have loose or missing side slats. These cribs were imported from Italy and sold nationwide from a limited number of retail stores after September 1988.

The CPSC learned of this problem because of consumer complaints about loose or missing side slats received by its Chicago office. To date the company has received 22 such complaints. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are urged to check the bottom of the crib headboard for the model number. If they have one of the above models, they should check the side slats to make sure that they feel secure. If the side slats feel loose or are missing, the consumers may return the crib side rails to their place of purchase for a free replacement side rail. Loose or missing side rails may present an entrapment or escape hazard.

For more information, consumers may call the manufacturer at (800) 725-8625 or write to the Smith Cabinet Mfg. Co., 501 E. Market Street, P.O. Box 444, Salem, IN 47167-0444.

The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is the federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within the Commission's jurisdiction.