The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dutailier Group has recalled around 440 of their Drop-side cribs after receiving 16 reports in which the slates on the drop side became detached from the top or bottom of the drop side rails of a crib.
Although no injuries were reported on any of the incidents, the slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails creating a space between the slats. 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.
This recall involves full-size, drop-side wooden cribs with part numbers that begin with E1230C2, E3500C2, E3540C2, E5100C2, E5140C2, E5530C2, E9000C2 and E9100C2.
The Dutailier logo and the part number can be found on labels on the inside of the end panels. The cribs were sold in children’s products stores and other baby specialty stores from January 2009 through February 2010 for between $425 and $775.
It is recommended that consumers immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Dutailier Group toll-free at (800) 363-9817 on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m ET, and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. ET.to receive a free repair kit which consists of a new fixed side to replace the drop-side of the crib.