The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Dream On Me have recalled about 22,000 of their Full-Size and Portable Drop-Side Cribs due to the possibility of the drop-side rail hardware breaking or failing, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.
For Portable Cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib or fall unexpectedly. In addition, the portable crib mattress support hardware and the drop-side release latch can break easily, and the slats can loosen or break and detach from the crib. Children can also cut themselves on exposed hardware inside the cribs.
So far, the CPSC and Dream On Me have been notified of 69 incidents involving these cribs.
The Full-sized cribs recalled models 613, 615, 616, 617, 619, 628, and 639 are included in this recall. The model number and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed on a label located on the inside of one of the end panels. The label lists a manufacture date between January 2006 and December 2009.
The Portable Cribs include model numbers 621, 625 and 627 are included in this recall. The model number and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed on a label located on the mattress board. The label lists a manufacture date between August 2007 and February 2009.
All cribs were manufactured in China and sold at: Toys R Us, Walmart and Target stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com. The full-size cribs were sold from January 2006 to December 2009 for about $200. The portable cribs were sold from September 2007 to December 2009 for about $150.
If you have a full-size crib, you will be given a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. Kits will be available beginning June 30, 2011. If you have a portable crib, you can receive a free replacement portable crib with fixed sides. Replacement cribs will be available in mid-July 2011.
For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 201-4314 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.dreamonme.com.