New crib requirements passed by CPSC will stop traditional drop-side cribs from being made and sold within the next six months. The new crib requirements are among the most stringent in the world.
Those of you who already own cribs that do not meet the requirements of this new rule — especially drop-side cribs — need to know what to do with your cribs or the cribs that you need to buy in the next six months.
First, it’s important to remember that a non-recalled, sturdy crib is the SAFEST place for your baby to sleep. Second, if you own a drop-side crib regularly check your crib for safety.
While CPSC staff cannot say that every drop-side crib is hazardous, based on investigations of incidents we have received, agency staff believes that most drop-side cribs are more prone to mechanical failure than similarly designed fixed-side cribs.
Some drop-side crib manufacturers have immobilizers that fit their cribs. Drop-side crib immobilizers are devices that are used to secure drop sides to prevent dangerous situations in which the drop side either partially or fully detaches from the crib.
As part of a recall, CPSC staff works with companies to provide fixes, or remedies, for products. For drop-side cribs, that remedy has been immobilizers.
Here’s a list of companies that have recalled their cribs and are providing immobilizers to secure the drop side on the cribs. These immobilizers were evaluated and approved by CPSC staff for use with these particular drop-side cribs.
If your drop-side crib manufacturer is not on this list, call the manufacturer and ask if they are making an immobilizer for your crib. Remember, though, that those particular immobilizers have not been tested or evaluated by CPSC staff for use with your specific crib.
|Manufacturer||Toll-Free Phone Number||Website|
|Angel Line Longwood Forest||(800) 889-8158 anytime||www.angelline.com or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|C&T International/Sorelle and Golden Baby||(877) 791-9398 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday||www.candtinternational.net|
|Delta Enterprise Corp.||(877) 342-3418 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday||www.cribrecallcenter.com|
|Dorel Asia||(866) 762-2304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday||www.dorel-asia.com|
|Ethan Allen||(888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday||www.ethanallen.com|
|Evenflo||(800) 356-2229 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday||http://safety.evenflo.com|
|Jardine||(800) 295-1980 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday||www.jdservice.biz|
|LaJobi (Bonavita, Babi Italia and ISSI drop-side models)||(888) 738-5676 anytime||www.lajobi.com|
|LaJobi-manufactured Graco® wood cribs||(888) 842-2215 anytime||www.LaJobi.com|
|Kmart Heritage Collection 3-in-1 drop-side cribs||(866) 499-2099 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday||www.victorylandgroup.com|
|Million Dollar Baby||(888) 673-6488 anytime||www.themdbfamily.com/safety|
|Simmons||(877) 342-3439 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday||www.cribrecallcenter.com|
|Stork Craft and Stork Craft cribs with a Fisher-Price logo||(877) 274-0277 anytime||www.storkcraft.com|
The following crib manufacturers have recalled cribs for which immobilizers are not available. In some cases, there may be other remedies or recommendations of what to do with your crib.
|Manufacturer||Contact Information if Available||What You Do|
|Childcraft||This company is out of business.Contact Foundations Worldwide (the new owner of the brand name) toll-free at (866) 614-0557 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.cribsafetyinfo.com||Foundations has agreed to provide Child Craft drop-side crib owners with a rebate towards the purchase of a new, fixed-side Child Craft brand crib manufactured by Foundations Worldwide Inc.|
|Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” drop-side cribs Brands||This company is out of business||Stop using this crib and do not pass it on. Contact the store from which you purchased the crib (retail stores include Buy Buy Baby, Kmart and Walmart) for remedy information. Remedies vary by store between a refund, replacement crib or store credit.|
|Generation 2 Worldwide and “SafetyCraft” brand full-size and portable drop-side cribs||This company is out of business||Stop using this crib and do not pass it on. This warning involves all SafetyCraft drop-side cribs, including model 92-8112, manufactured and/or sold by Generation 2Worldwide.|
|Land of Nod “Rosebud” cribs manufactured by Status Furniture||Contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email at email@example.com, or visit the firm’s website at www.landofnod.com||Contact The Land of Nod to receive instructions on how to receive a merchandise credit for the full purchase price of the crib ($599). The Land of Nod is undertaking this recall for its customers because Status Furniture is out of business.|
|Simplicity||Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc., the Reading, Pa.-based company that purchased Simplicity’s assets are no longer in business.||Look for your model and the remedy on this chart: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09260list.html|