2.1 Million Cribs Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk
Late yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the biggest recall of cribs in US history, involving some 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs. This includes about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs distributed under the Fisher-Price logo.
The hardware on the cribs’ drop-side is prone to deforming or breaking. This creates a space between the drop-side and the mattress, as seen in the image at left. Infants and toddlers can fall through the gap or become entrapped in the space, potentially suffocating.
This recall includes Stork Craft cribs sold in the US and Canada, and were sold at retailers including J.C. Penney, Kmart, Sears, Wal-Mart, USA Baby, and BJ’s Wholesale Club. They were also sold online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com. Affected models have manufacturing and distribution dates between January 1993 and October 2009. This recall also includes all Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo manufactured between October 1997 and December 2004. You can find the Fisher-Price label on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board as shown below.
The CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and not attempt to make their own repairs without the kit. To order the repair kit or receive additional information, please contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 or log on to www.storkcraft.com.