Before the end of the year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants to eliminate drop-side cribs from the market. Toward that end, the CPSC and seven manufacturers this week announced they were recalling the troublesome cribs that can entrap and suffocate infants, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
The picture on the Web site of CPSC shows how easily a little one can become wedged between the crib and the mattress when the hardware comes loose.
So far, 32 infants have died from being trapped in these cribs, and more than a dozen other deaths are suspected to have resulted from a failure of their drop-side crib. The drop-side crib is intended to make it easier for parents to place or remove a child from a crib.
More than two million cribs are included in this recall from big names in children’s products such as Evenflo and Simmons. Nine million drop-side cribs have been recalled in recent years.
The CPSC says do not try to fix the crib yourself with a handmade remedy or duct tape. The manufacturers will send out the appropriate hardware.
Here is a list of the cribs that were made between 2002 and 2009. Many cribs are resold in consignment stores and garage sales and likely will never be taken off the market.
- Child Craft, (this firm is out of business): Fixed-Side | Drop-Side
- Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y.
- Evenflo, of Miamisburg, Ohio
- Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan
- LaJobi, of Cranbury, N.J.
- Million Dollar Baby, of Montebello, Calif.
- Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. (SJP), of New London, Wis.
Jacksonville child product recall attorneys will continue to monitor the latest news regarding the drop-side recall.