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Drop-Side Crib Recall Re-Announced Following Second Infant Death

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprises Corp. are re-announcing the 2008 recall of almost one million drop-side cribs. The cribs were originally recalled in October of 2008 after an 8-month-old girl became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached. In January of 2011 the CPSC became aware of the 2009 death of a 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colorado who suffered the same fate in one of the previously recalled cribs. In both instances the cribs were re-assembled without the safety pegs in the bottom tracks.

At the time of original recall the CPSC was aware of 2 entrapments and nine detachments in cribs without safety pegs.

The re-announcement involved cribs that were manufactured in Taiwan and Indonesia and were sold at various major retail stores between January of 1995 and December of 2005 for about $100. The 49 recalled crib models have all have “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop-side hardware and have Delta’s name printed on the mattress support boards and on the crib’s top tethering rail.

The recalled models are:

  • 4320, 4340;
  • 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580;
  • 4600, 4620, 4624 – production dates 01/06 thru 11/07, 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 – production dates 01/95 thru 12/00;
  • 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790;
  • 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892; and
  • 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980.

"Buying or accepting cribs second hand can be risky," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "Second hand cribs may not come with all of the necessary parts that are needed to make sure your baby is safe. We urge parents and caregivers to use caution and to be aware that new rules established by CPSC will bring safer cribs to the market this summer."

The CPSC is urging parents and caregivers to immediately stop using cribs that are missing safety pegs on either leg and contact Delta to receive a free repair kit. Delta can be contacted toll-free at (800) 816-5304 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (800) 816-5304 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or at the firm’s crib recall website at www.cribrecallcneter.com.

For more information visit the CPSC website here.