Jardine Enterprises in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission have expanded the recall of Jardine cribs for entrapment and strangulation hazards. The expanded recall includes about 96,000 additional cribs. Certain models of the potentially dangerous cribs were initially recalled in June of 2008. The recall was expanded in January of 2009 to include an additional 56,450 cribs, and yesterday the recall was expanded yet again to include another 96,000 cribs, bringing the grand total to just under half a million at 472,450.
The wooden slats of the recalled cribs can break creating a gap that can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and small children.
CPSC has received 31 incident reports of slats breaking, including two reports of children becoming entrapped in the gap created by the broken slat on the crib models identified below. In 10 of these incidents, consumers reported that their child broke the slat while in the crib. There was one report of minor injuries (bumps and abrasions.)
The recalled cribs were sold at Toy R’ Us, Babies R’ Us and Kids World locations nationwide from September of 2005 through April of 2009.
Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the recall cribs immediately and contact the manufacturer for a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. For more information please visit the firm’s crib recall website at http://www.jardinecribrecall.com.