Stork Craft cribs recalled
More than 1-million cribs made by Canadian company Stork Craft are being recalled because of a potential suffocation hazard. According to this story, they were sold at major retailers such as J.C. Penney (JCP.N), Kmart and Wal-Mart (WMT.N) between May 2000 and January 2009. About 535,000 are being recalled in the United States and about 494,000 in Canada.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the metal support brackets used to support the crib mattress and mattress board can crack and break. CPSC has documented 10 incidents in which one or more mattress support brackets broke. In one instance, a child suffered injury to his forehead.
Stork Craft is cooperating with the recall of the cribs that were sold in different finishes and also online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com and Walmart.com from May 2000 through January 2009 for between $100 and $400.
For more information, call Stork Craft toll-free at (866) 361-3321 anytime to order the free replacement kit or go to the Stork Craft Web site.
-- Sherry Robinson