The recalled cribs are the drop-side model, produced by Stork Craft Manufacturing of Canada. Drop-side cribs are designed to allow one side of the crib to pull down, allowing a parent or caregiver to easily reach in to the child inside. The affected cribs were sold from 1993-2009 and have either the Stork Craft or Fisher-Price logo.
There have been over one hundred incidents of the drop-sides detaching from the cribs and four suffocations. Consumers can order repair kits from Stork Craft, which will make the drop-sides immobile. Stork Craft can be contacted toll-free at (877) 274-0277 or online at www.storkcraft.com.
Some experts are suggesting that parents abandon the drop-side crib design altogether, and some stores, such as Toys “R” Us, plan to no longer carry the design in the near future.
In the latest recall, the CPSC said the cribs involved in these incidents have plastic drop-side hardware with broken, missing, or deformed claws, connectors, tracks, or flexible tab stops; loose or missing metal spring clips; stripped screws; and/or drop-sides installed upside-down.
It 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.
It called on parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, and contact the company — at 1-877-274-0277 — to receive a free repair kit.
The recalled cribs were sold at major retailers in the United States and Canada, 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.
The cribs were manufactured in Canada, China and Indonesia.
OF COURSE BOTH MY CRIBS WERE MADE BY STORKCRAFT AND ARE INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL DARN IT.