The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with PT Domusindo Perdana, is recalling an estimated 73,000 wooden drop-side cribs due to entrapment and suffocation hazards. The drop sides of the cribs can detach, malfunction or otherwise fail, resulting in part of the drop side falling out of position. This creates a space that a toddler or infant can roll into and become entrapped or wedged, potentially leading to suffocation or strangulation. The defect can also cause a child to fall out of the crib.
The CPSC and company are aware of three incidents of drop-side rail malfunction or detachment, though no injuries have yet been reported.
Fourteen models of the wooden drop-side cribs are included in this recall. The model number, date code and model name can be found printed on the plywood mattress board of the cribs. For more information on the exact models being recalled, please visit the product’s CPSC recall page here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/PT-Domusindo-Perdana-Recalls-Drop-Side-Cribs/ .
The recalled cribs were sold exclusively at JC Penny, online on JCPenny.com and through its mail order catalog for between $200 and $400. The recalled cribs were sold from January 1998 through December 2008.
Consumers should stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and call Modus Furniture International customer service at (800) 827-2129 for a free immobilizer kit.
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