The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a number of baby crib recalls over the last few years. The number of manufacturers and models is rather shocking considering that the hazards are similar, and continue to show up even though they have been pointed out repeatedly in previous recalls.
In the table below there are comments taken from the CPSC recall notices that indicate the types of hazards that were found and reason for recall. While not all hazards caused incidents or injuries, the potential for an accident is sufficient to require the manufacturer either provide a repair, replacement, or refund. Also, not all models of cribs by any one manufacturer are necessarily involved in these recalls. If you suspect that your crib may be defective, contact the manufacturer to see if it has been recalled, or if there have been other complaints about the same model.
If you own one of these cribs, you should immediately make other sleeping arrangements for your child and seek the remedy recommended. For more information about crib recalls please visit the website of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, experienced consumer product liability attorneys.
The specific makes and models included in recent recalls are:
Dates Manufactured or Sold
BABY APPLESEED Davenport Cribs
Model #s 273-XXXX-XXXX
The lowest position of two mattress supports doesn’t meet the full 26” height requirement. Children can crawl over the railing and fall.
Contact Baby Appleseed to receive a repair kit. Use mattress in the top or middle position until kit arrives, only if those heights are safe for your child.
on or before 8/07
WENDY BELLISSIMO HIDDEN HILLS COLLECTION CRIBS
Model #s 5446-0521
Federal standards for space between the spindles is not met posing an entrapment hazard to infants.
Contact Bassettbaby to schedule an in-home inspection of the crib. Recalled cribs will be replaced.
11/07 – 2/08
DROP SIDE CRIBS that use “crib trigger lock with spring peg” drop side hardware design
Model #s 4320, 4340, 4343, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624, 4625, 4629, 4640, 4660, 4665, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750, 4751, 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4855, 4857, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-2b, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980, 8605
Drop side can detatch when spring pegs are pushed into the lower track creating a gap that can entrap in infant or toddler. One death of an 8-month old, and two other non-fatal incidents reported.
Contact delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit.
Mfg. prior to 2006
Sold 1/95 – 1/07
JARDINE CRIBS – HILTON, WINDSOR, BERKLEY, WICKER, HAVEN, LIFETIME, SPINDLE, CAPRI, AMERICANA
Model #s Bc-23, Bc-36b, Bc-36g, Bc-36p, Bc-007, Bc-010, Bc-010c, Bc-010hp, Bc-010w, Bc-017, Bc-107c, Bc-107cr, Bc-110c, Bc-110hp, Bc-110w, Da617bc, Da620bc, Da770bc, Dv730n, Dv730w, Dv830-n, Dv830-w, 0113b00, 0113k00, 0102b00, 0102e00, 0302p00, 0302c00, 0312d00, 0308l00, 0108c00
ENTRAPMENT & STRANGULATION HAZARD:
416,000 cribs recalled due to 73 reports of slats or spindles breaking, and several reports of children being trapped in the openings created suffering bruises and abrasions.
Contact Jardine to receive full credit toward the purchase of a new crib.
Sold 1/02 – 4/07
ENCHANTMENT, HUSH A BYE, ONCE UPON A TIME, ROCK A BYE
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards
Model #s 210, 215, 320, 1900-350
Federal regulations for 26” between lowest mattress bracket and top of side raid not met, allowing children to climb over railing and fall.
Contact Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards for instructions on how to re-install the support brackets to eliminate the hazard.
3/06 – 3/08
SIMMONS KIDS CRIB MATTRESSES, POTTERY BARN KIDS, LULLABY, SLUMBER TIME EVENING STAR LUXURY FIRM, SERIES 400
Simmons Kids, Simmons Manufacturing, CO, LLC
Model #s h59044.15.0014, m59082.15.0002, m59027.15.0002 or
Mattress width measures less than requirement of 27-1/4 inches, allowing a gap between mattress and side rails. One report of 6-month old trapped but removed without injury.
Consumers should immediately stop using the mattress if it measures less than 27-1/4 inches and contact Simmons Kids to receive a free replacement mattress.
Manufactured 7/1/06 – 3/23/08
ASPEN & CRIB N CHANGER COMBO, GABRIELLE, CAMILLE, PROVIDENCE, SHENANDOAH.
Simplicity Inc, (out of business)
Model #s 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8778, 8810, and 8994. Which ends in 05dh, 05gb, 06dh, 06gb, 07dh, 07gb (examples: 1806 dh or 0507 gb).
ENTRAPMENT & SUFFOCATION HAZARD:
Drop side can come off tracks creating a gap that can entrap the infant. 9 incidents without injury.
Consumers should return recalled cribs to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit. SFCA Inc., of Reading, PA. Is working with retailers to carry out this recall program.
1/05 – 8/08
2ND NATURE BUILT TO GROW CRIBS FULL SIZE
Stanley Furniture Company Inc.
Model # 353-14-220
Only serial #s
Middle mattress support fails to meet standards for crib dimensions being too wide allowing possible entrapment of infant between mattress and rails. No incidents reported.
Use mattress online in low or high setting. Contact Stanley furniture to receive a free replacement crib headboard
Sold before 12/07
STORK CRAFT BABY CRIBS (including those with Fischer Price logos)
Stork Craft Baby Cribs Manufacturing Inc
Model #s – all models
ENTRAPMENT & SUFFOCATION HAZARD:
Mattress support brackets can break causing gap between mattress and rails that can entrap and suffocate a child. 10 incidents, one sustained bruises
Contact Stork Craft for a replacement kit, with new mattress support brackets.
Manufactured and distributed 5/00 – 11/08
SUNKIDS CONVERTIBLE CRIB/PLAYPEN/BED/BASSINET
Suntech Enterprises Inc.
Model # py256
ENTRAPMENT & FALL HAZARD:
Mesh sides can expand and create a gap between the mattress and mesh if mattress isn’t zipped into place. If a child slips between the mattress and mesh there is a risk of suffocation. Second hazard exists due to possibility of drop side failing to latch, posing a fall hazard. No incidents reported though a 5-month old died from incident with another company’s nearly identical crib.
Return the cribs immediately to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.
Sold 1/07 – 10/08
NEWPORT RUBBED BLACK 4-IN-1 CRIBS AND MATCHING FURNITURE
Munire Furniture Inc.
LEAD PAINT HAZARD:
Some cribs have, under the black paint layer, a layer of red paint that contains lead in amounts that exceed federal lead limits, and can be ingested by young children
Manufactured 4/06 – 11/08