Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Over one million Stork Craft cribs recalled in US, Canada

Stork Craft announced both a US and Canadian recall today of over one million cribs sold from 2000 through this month. The mattress support brackets on the cribs can crack or break leading to an entrapment and strangulation hazard. Canada has one report of failure and the US has ten with one injury and one entrapment with no injury. All Stork Craft cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between May 2000 and November 2008 are included in the recall. Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and contact Stork Craft for a free replacement kit which includes new mattress support brackets.

This latest recall has to leave parents wondering -- is any crib safe? Check all cribs regularly for loose, broken or missing hardware and report any problems immediately to the CPSC and the manufacturer. For consumers with one of the over six million recently recalled cribs, please let us know if you are having difficulty with the proposed remedies from CPSC and if you need help finding a safe, temporary sleep environment for your baby.

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