Baby cribs recalled for safety defect


by Associated Press

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 19 at 6:35 PM

Inset shows the location of the faulty support bracket.


PHONE: Call 866-361-3321 to order free replacement kit

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000,000 Stork Craft baby cribs have recalled in the U.S. and Canada.

The cribs - made in Canada, China and Indonesia by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. of British Columbia, Canada - were recalled because the metal mattress-support brackets can crack and break. This could cause the mattress to collapse and create a gap where a child could get trapped or suffocate.

About 535,000 Stork Craft baby cribs were recalled in the U.S. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of 10 incidents of support brackets that broke.

In one incident, a child was trapped between the mattress and the side rail with no injuries.

The cribs were sold at J.C. Penney, Kmart, Wal-Mart and other stores around the country.

They were also sold online at,, and They were available between May 2000 through January 2009.

Consumers who have this crib are urged to discontinue its use immediately. A free kit with redesigned support brackets is available from Stork Craft by calling 866-361-3321.