Safety Worries Prompt Recall Of Nearly 41,000 Drop-Side Cribs


Posted on 23rd October 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Last week was notable for its series of recalls of dangerous products for infants. On Friday some 40,650 drop-side cribs, sold by Kmart and Ethan Allen stores, were recalled after several children were injured by them.

According to a press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart recalled roughly 34,000 Heritage Collection cribs that were manufactured by Victory Land Group of Bartlett, Ill.   

The CPSC and Victory Land have received 17 reports of incidents involving drop-side rail detachments , with three infants getting bruises and abrasions to their necks, backs and legs when they got trapped when the drop-side detatched.

When the crib’s drop-side detachs, it creates a space between the drop- side and the mattress where an infact can be caught, and possibly be strangled or suffocated.

Ethan Allen recalled roughly 3,250 drop-side cribs after five reports of injuries to children from drop-sides detaching. For example, one child became entrapped, two fell out of the crib and one child had a pinched hand.

And in a third drop-side crib recall, Angel Line of Pennsville, N.J., recalled roughly 3,400 cribs over the drop-side detachment. No injuries have been reported with those cribs, which are sold online.

Earlier last week there were recalls of Graco strollers and Lollytogs overalls.