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2011 Drop-Side Crib Recall
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Wed, 3/23/2011 8:51 AM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. are re-announcing the 2008 recall (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09017.html ) of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs with "Crib Trigger Lock and Safety Peg" hardware. In January 2011, CPSC and Delta learned of a 2009 death in which 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colo. became entrapped and suffocated between the detached drop-side and mattress of her recalled crib. The crib was purchased secondhand and re-assembled without safety pegs in the bottom tracks.
Cribs Recalled Due to Three Infant Deaths
last updated:
Tue, 2/09/2010 4:05 PM
On February 9th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission anounced the recall of ALL Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs.  The agency is warning parents and caregivers that these cribs present a risk of serious injury or death due to strangulation and suffocation hazards. Parents and caregivers are urged to stop using these cribs immediately and are to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.  Parents should not attempt to fix these cribs. Parents can take advantage of the "Great Trade In" event being held locally at Babies 'R Us - Take your used item and receive a 25 percent coupon toward the purchase of a new product- The "Great Trade In" extends from now through February 20th. (Babies 'R Us will see that all unsafe and recalled items are properly destroyed.)
Largest Crib Recall in U.S. History
last updated:
Tue, 11/24/2009 3:52 PM


On November 23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of more that 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including the Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo.  CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby or toddler.  The drop-sides of the recalled cribs can detach in one or more places due to problems with the cribs' plastic hardware or improper installation of the drop-sides. This creates a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress where infants and toddlers can become entrapped, leading to suffocation.  Falls can also occur if the drop-side detached completely.

This is SERIOUS: 110 incidents of drop-side detachment are known, including 15 entrapments, 20 falls. Four of the entrapments resulted in death- All were between the ages of 6 and 9 months. 

The cribs were sold in the USA and Canada between February 1993 and October 2009 for $100- $400.  Major retailers included: BJ's Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com,Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com.

For more details, including how to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side to a fixed side, please visit www.cpsc.gov  Do NOT attempt to fix the cribs without a kit!





Announcing The Great Crib Round Up!
last updated:
Wed, 11/04/2009 12:56 PM

Safe Kids Mid-South, led by Le Bonheur Children's, is teaming up with The Maternal League of Memphis and Union University nursing students (RN to BSN program) to host:

  • The Great Crib Round Up
  • November 14, 2009
  • 10 am - 2 pm
  • Ashley's Furniture Homestore, 2385 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova

Donate your gently used crib and you'll receive $100 gift card from Ashley's Furniture Homestore toward the purchase of the next step: a youth bed.

Your donated crib will be safety-checked, sanatized and provided to families in need. Our goal is that more babies in Memphis and Shelby County will have a safe place to sleep.  We want to make a difference in the high infant mortality rates - and many of these tragedies are due to unsafe sleeping environments.

Call Safe Kids at (901) 287-6730 if you have any questions.





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