The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reissued a 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs by Delta Enterprise Corp. because of the death of a 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colo. The cribs were sold at major retail stores including Kmart and Target between January 1995 and December 2005.
WHY: Missing safety pegs can create a situation where the crib's drop-side rail disengages from the track, creating a dangerous gap where an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.
INCIDENTS: At the time of the 2008 recall, CPSC notified consumers about the death of an 8-month-old girl who suffocated when the drop-side of the crib detached. The agency learned earlier this year of another death: that of the 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, who became entrapped and suffocated between the detached drop-side and mattress of her recalled crib. Her crib was purchased secondhand and re-assembled without safety pegs in the bottom tracks, according to CPSC.
HOW MANY: 985,000
FOR MORE: Call Delta at 800-816-5304 or visit the firm's website at www.cribrecallcenter.com