Today the CPSC and Rockland Furniture issued a recall on 3,900 baby cribs as the crib’s drop-side rails can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail. When this happens, the drop-side rail can fall out of position and create a space where an infant or toddler can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. In addition, drop-side related incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
This recall involves Rockland Furniture round cribs with model number 343-8314. The model number is printed on a label located on the inner-lower portion of the crib rail. The cribs are 44 ½ inches in diameter and were sold in white, ebony and cherry finishes.
The cribs were sold in JCPenney stores and online through jcpenney.com from January 2005 to December 2008 for $400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Rockland Furniture for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail.You can call Rockland Furniture toll-free at (877) 967-5770 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com, then click on “Round Crib Recall” for more information.