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Drop-Side Cribs Recalled Due To Entrapment, Suffocation Hazards

DETROIT (WWJ) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of select drop-side cribs due to entrapment and suffocation hazards.

This recall involves about 8,000 full-size cribs manufactured by Taiwan-based Yu Wei Co. and sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names.

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.

Nine incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached have been reported, including one report of a child who sustained minor abrasions to the arm.

The cribs were sold exclusively at jcpenney.com and in the JCPenney catalog from January 2006 through December 2010 for between $300 and $450. The cribs were sold in antique white, pecan and dark cherry.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Yu Wei to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child’s age.

For additional information, contact Yu Wei at 877-806-8190 or visit www.yuweicribrecalls.com.

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