Cribs can pose danger to infants
Thousands of cribs recalled for entrapment hazards
Friday, July 25, 2008
Short stuff: Recall roundup
Jardine has recalled 320,000 Berkley, Hilton, Positano, Spindle and Windsor (certain model numbers only) cribs sold through Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us because of entrapment hazards from broken slats and spindles. The company has had 42 reports of breakage, four entrapments and two injuries. Customers can return the crib to Jardine for a voucher for a new crib from Toys ‘R’ Us or Babies ‘R’ Us.
Stanley Furniture recalled 1,200 2nd Nature Built to Grow Cribs because they could fail to meet a federal safety standard for crib dimensions. The space between the mattress and the crib could be too wide, posing an entrapment hazard. Consumers can call Stanley Furniture at (888) 839-6822 to confirm that the crib is subject to the recall in order to receive a free replacement crib headboard.
Contact Kids In Danger at (312) 595-0649 if you have questions or need more information on this recall.
Recent recalls include:
Adventure play sets and Create N Adventure wooden play sets by Backyard Leisure LLC and Playground Tire Swings by Miracle Recreation Equipment Co. pose a fall hazard because hanger clamps holding the chains for the swings can break.
Camouflage pajama sets by The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. have a screen print on them that contains lead.
Infant and toddler shortalls by Sara Lynn Togs pose a choking hazard because the buttons on the shoulder straps can detach.
Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds by Pacific Cycle Inc. have an inner bearing that can fail, causing the seat assembly to suddenly drop to the ground.
Nordstrom’s Cadence-Lea and Trio-Lea girls’ sandals by Nordstrom Inc. have flower embellishments on the sandals that can detach, posing a choking hazard.
Thunder Wolf remote-controlled indoor helicopters by Westminster Inc. have a rechargeable battery that can overheat, creating a burn risk.
Children’s sun block jackets and hoodies by Coolibar Inc. have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard.
Taggies Sleep’n Play infant garments by Rashti & Rashti have snaps that can detach, posing a choking hazard.
To report a problem with a product or to see the complete list of recalls, visit cpsc.gov.
Sarah Chusid, program director
Kids in Danger