Consumer Alert: Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The following recall has been announced:

Full-Size and portable drop-side cribs imported by Dream on Me, Inc. of Piscataway, N.J., and 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.

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.

The 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, an 8-month-old girl sustained a minor injury on her head from exposed plastic hardware inside the portable crib.

For more information, visit the firm's website at www.dreamonme.com.


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