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Recall: Drop-side & Fixed-Side Cribs: 2 mil!

June 28, 2010

My daughter’s big-girl bed is being delivered today, and I have to say I’ll feel safer with her in a bed, given all the crib recalls lately. The US Consumer Product Safety Comission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall last week by seven manufacturers of more than 2 million cribs!  Per the press release, the recalling firms are providing consumers with free repair kits to immobilize the drop sides or other remedies. Do not attempt to fix these cribs with homemade remedies.

The drop-side and fixed-side cribs being recalled were manufactured between 2000 and 2009. You should contact the company directly to find the recommended remedy.

The recall follows the CPSC’s warning last month of the dangers associated with drop-side cribs. Nine million drop-side cribs have been recalled over the past five years and CPSC staff has determined drop-side cribs are less structurally sound than cribs with four fixed sides.

And if your crib isn’t on this list and you’re still worried, you can go to the CPSC’s Crib Information Center for more information on Crib Safety and Recalls.