22,000 Drop-Side Cribs Recalled
DETROIT (WWJ) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dream on Me, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of nearly 22,000 full-size and portable drop-side cribs.
The cribs imported by Dream on Me, Inc. of Piscataway, N.J. were sold at Toys R Us, Walmart and Target stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com.
The full-size cribs were sold from January 2006 to December 2009. The portable cribs were sold from September 2007 to December 2009.
For the full-size cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When that happens, it could create a space between the drop side and the crib mattress where a young child’s body can become entrapped in the space, leading to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.
For the portable cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. In addition, the portable crib mattress support hardware and the drop-side release latch can break easily, and the slats can loosen or break and detach from the crib. Children can also cut themselves on exposed hardware inside the cribs.
CPSC and the company know of 69 reports of incidents involving these cribs.
In one case, a 1-year-old boy sustained a scratch to the nose when he became trapped between the mattress support and side rail of his portable crib.
In another case, an 8-month-old girl sustained a minor injury on her head from exposed plastic hardware inside the portable crib.
The cribs are drop-side wooden cribs, painted or stained in black, cherry, dark brown, natural, white, and pink.
Recalled full-size cribs include models 613, 615, 616, 617, 619, 628 and 639. The model number and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed on a label located on the inside of one of the end panels. The full-size cribs were sold from January 2006 to December 2009 for about $200.
Recalled portable cribs include models 621, 625 and 627. The model number and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed on a label located on the mattress board. The portable cribs were sold from September 2007 to December 2009 for about $150.
Consumers should immediately stop using these cribs and contact the company.
Consumers with recalled full size cribs will be given a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. Kits will be available beginning June 30, 2011.
Consumers with recalled portable cribs will receive a free replacement portable crib with fixed sides. Replacement cribs will be available in mid-July 2011.
For additional information, contact the firm’s toll-free at 877-201-4314 or visit www.dreamonme.com.