The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall for about 73 thousand baby cribs made by PT Domusindo Perdana of Indonesia and sold at J.C. Penney.com and the JCPenney catalog between January 1998 and December 2008.
The cribs’ drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the rail to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib, with the potential for traumatic injuries.
This recall includes 14 models of PT Domusindo Perdana wooden drop-side cribs. The name, model number and date codes are printed on the plywood mattress board.
Model # Description Date Code
- 343-1509 Jenny Lind Crib 01/1991-12/1997151
- 343-3810 Christopher Crib 2001151
- 343-5500 Early American Crib 01/1998-12/1999151
- 343-6771 Scottsdale Crib 01/1998/12/1999151
- 343-7100 Sleigh Crib without Rosette 01/2004-12/2006
- 343-7134 Sleigh Crib 01/2001-2/2004
- 343-7144 Anniversary Sleigh Crib 01/2002-12/2004
- 343-7753 Kristin Crib 01/1998-12/1999
- 343-8249 Cameron Crib 01/1998/12/1999
- 343-8020 Solid Panel Sleigh Crib 01/2001-12/2002
- 343-8070 Roll Bar Convertible Crib 01/2004-12/2005
- 343-8155 Anniversary Convertible Sleigh Crib 01/2002-12/2006
- 343-8200 Spindle Convertible Crib 01/2001-12/2005
- 343-8913 Bella 3-in-1 Crib 01/2005-12/2008
CPSC and the firm are aware of three incidents involving drop-side rails that malfunctioned or detached.
While proper labeling, recalls and regulations are important for the safety of children’s products, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure only safe products reach the marketplace, avoiding the potential to cause catastrophic injury. The millions of dangerous cribs flooding retail store shelves before their hazards are identified highlight the inadequacy of current safety protocols. There is simply no excuse for companies to sell dangerous cribs to consumers. The burden must be on manufacturers and retailers, not consumers, to identify hazards before their products enter the channels of commerce.
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