Two Million Cribs Recalled by Seven Manufacturers

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BrokenDoll.jpgThe Uniited States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of more than two million cribs produced by seven different manufacturers for several hazards affecting the safety of infants and young children.
The massive recall affects both drop-side and fixed-side cribs manufactured between 2000 and 2009 by the following companies:
• Child Craft, (this firm is out of business)
• Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y.
• Evenflo, of Miamisburg, Ohio
• Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan
• LaJobi, of Cranbury, N.J.
• Million Dollar Baby, of Montebello, Calif.
• Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. (SJP), of New London, Wis.
The CPSC said that the manufacturers are supplying consumers with free repair kits. The kits will allow consumers to immobilize a crib’s drop-side, which has resulted in a number of child injury reports when the drop side detaches from the crib.
Consumers can also receive free replacement hardware from the participating manufacturers upon request.
In May, the CPSC issued a warning about potential deadly hazards associated with drop-side cribs. The agency says that over nine million drop-side cribs have been recalled since 2005, and that its staff has found these models to be less structurally sound than fixed-side cribs.
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association has a website with information on the crib recall and crib safety issues. For more information, visit http://www.cribsafety.org.

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