Thursday, May 6, 2010
C&T International/Sorelle Recalls Drop-Side Cribs
CPSC, in cooperation with C&T International/ Sorelle, has recalled approximately 170,000 drop-side cribs. The cribs were also sold under the Golden Baby name. The cribs’ drop-side hardware can disengage from the tracks, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side partially detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become entrapped. This entrapment can pose a strangulation and/or suffocation hazard. The complete detachment of the drop sides can lead to falls from the crib. CPSC and the company have received reports of 104 incidents of drop-side and slat detachments. In several of these incidents, entrapped infants received bruises and abrasions to their bodies. Consumers should stop using the crib immediately. Contact C&T/Sorelle to receive a immobilizer and replacement parts kit, or a voucher for older cribs that no longer have replacement parts available. You can also call the company at (877)791-9398, but only between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday!!