2.1 million cribs recalled



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Posted on November 24, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 24 at 1:42 PM

KVUE news has just received the details of the biggest crib recall the Government has ever issued. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada. 

CPSC says parents and caregivers should stop using the recalled cribs immediately and wait for a free repair kit.

There have reportedly been 110 incidents of the drop-side detaching; 67 incidents happened in the United States and 43 in Canada. Among those incidents there have been 15 entrapments, four suffocations and 20 falls.

The cribs involved in these incidents had plastic drop-side hardware that had broken, missing or deformed claws, connectors, tracks or flexible tab stops, loose or missing spring clips, stripped screws and/or drop-sides installed upside-down.

The cribs were manufactured and distributed between January 1993 and October 2009. This recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo that have manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004. The Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo were first sold in the U.S. in July 1998 and in Canada in September 1998.

The firm’s insignia “storkcraft baby” or “storkling” is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs. In Stork Craft cribs that contain the “Fisher-Price” logo, this logo can be found on the crib’s teething rail, in the manufacturer’s instructions, on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board, and on the end panels of the Twinkle-Twinkle and Crystal crib models. (See the attached pictures.)

Major retailers in the United States and Canada sold the recalled cribs including BJ’s Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, and Wal-Mart stores and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com from January 1993 through October 2009 for between $100 and $400.

For additional information, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime to order the free repair kit, or log on to www.storkcraft.com.