Parents, please take a look to see if you own a drop down side baby crib from the following companies:
- Delta Enterprises Corp.
- Child Craft
- Jardine Enterprises
- Million Dollar Baby
- Simmons Juvenile Products Inc.
There is a recall out due to baby entrapment concerns. With this recall, 9 million drop-side cribs have been recalled in the past five years. Drop-sides have been blamed in the deaths of at least 32 infants and toddlers since 2000. The cribs are suspected in another 14 infant fatalities during that time.
If you do have one of these cribs please contact the manufacturer. They will provide you with a kit that will help immobilize the drop down side.
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association urges parents not to use cribs with loose or missing parts. It also says consumers should not use a crib that is older than 10 years as it may not be up to date on safety standards.
If you want to read more about this, these two websites have information:
Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association: http://www.jpma.org