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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Unsafe Stork Craft cribs recalled -- again



Dropsidecrib Back in January, a Canadian company called Stork-craft had to recall 1-million of its cribs because they posed a potential suffocation hazard. The problem: the metal support brackets used to support the crib mattress and mattress board could crack and break.

Now Stork Craft is recalling millions of its cribs again, this time for a different reason. This new Stork Craft recall is prompted by problems with the drop side of the crib - problems considered so dangerous that parents are being advised to immediately stop using the crib and find a safer place for their children to sleep.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the cribs’ drop-side plastic hardware can break, deform, or parts can become missing. That can cause the drop-side to detach in one or more corners. When the drop-side detaches, it creates space between the drop-side and the crib mattress, and children can become trapped in between. The commission and its Canadian counterpart have documented 110 incidents of drop-side detachment, four of which resulted in children suffocating.

The recall involves more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. If you have one of these cribs, call Stork Craft toll free at 1-877-274-0277 contact them via e-mail at

[Images of Stork Craft crib from ToysRUs, which is trying to get unsafe cribs off the market]

--Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:04am]


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