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Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at JC Penney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

Note: JC Penney is handling this recall. Yu Wei is no longer in business. The remedy has changed.

  • Yu Wei Drop-Side Cribs
  • Yu Wei Drop-Side Cribs
Name of Product:
Drop-Side Cribs
Hazard:
The drop-side rails on the crib can malfunction, detach or unexpectedly fall down, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. When this happens, a space is created 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 due to age-related wear and tear.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
October 05, 2011
Units:
About 8,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact J.C. Penney at (800) 221-0827 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.jcp.com and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Yu Wei full-size cribs sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names. The cribs were sold in antique white, pecan and dark cherry, and have the following model numbers and date codes listed on the inside of the crib's end panels.

Model #DescriptionDate Code Between
343-8225 Scroll Crib 01/2006-12/2010
343-9117 Lauren Crib 01/2007-12/2010

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact JC Penney to receive a refund based on consumer use of the product. 

Incidents/Injuries:

CPSC and the firms are aware of nine incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached, including one report of a child who sustained minor abrasions to the arm.

Sold At:
JCPenney.com and in the jcpenney catalog from January 2006 through December 2010 for between $300 and $450.
Manufacturer(s):
Yu Wei Co. Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan (this firm is no longer in business)
Importer(s):

J.C. Penney Purchasing Corp., of Plano, Texas 

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Recall number:
12-003
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