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"Victory Land Group Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Kmart Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards"

Note: The firm is no longer in business. Disable or destroy and discard these recalled cribs. The repair kits are no longer available.

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Hazard:
"The crib’s drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to age-related wear and tear."
Remedy:
Dispose
Recall Date:
October 22, 2010
Units:
"About 34,000"

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2010
Release #11-020

Revised September 28, 2015 


CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: The firm is no longer in business. Disable or destroy and discard these recalled cribs. The repair kits are no longer available.

 

Victory Land Group Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Kmart 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: Heritage Collection 3-in-1 drop-side cribs

Units: About 34,000

Importer: Victory Land Group Inc., of Bartlett, Ill.

Retailer: Kmart Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Hazard: The crib's drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to age-related wear and tear.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Victory Land Group have received 17 reports of incidents involving drop-side rail detachments from the cribs. Three infants received bruises and abrasions to the neck, back and legs after becoming entrapped when the drop-side detached.

Description: This recall involves Heritage Collection 3-in-1 drop-side cribs with Kmart model numbers 07-1248 and 07-1252. They were sold in natural and white colors. A label with Kmart and the model number can be found on the inner side of the crib's headboard or footboard on the bottom rail. The 3-in-1 infant cribs can also be converted into a toddler bed and a double bed.

Sold at: Kmart stores nationwide from February 2007 through October 2008 for about $130.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: The firm is no longer in business. Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs, disable or destroy and discard them. Repair kits are no longer available.

Consumer Contact: CPSC's Consumer Hotline at 800-638-2772

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 parts separating that 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. Crib age is a factor in safety. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you not use a crib that is older than 10 years. Many older cribs may not meet the current federal safety standard and can have a variety of safety problems. Check if your crib has been recalled at www.cpsc.gov

Picture of Heritage Crib - Model#07-1248 recalled Drop-Side Crib

Heritage Crib - Model#07-1248

Picture of Heritage Crib - Model#07-1252 recalled Drop-Side Crib

Heritage Crib - Model#07-1252

 

Picture of crib label showing model number

 

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