Delta Children’s Products, a leading manufacturer of baby products, has recalled almost 1.6 million cribs after two infants suffocated when the cribs’ drops detached. See story from WebMD here.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the recall.
The Delta recall includes 985,000 cribs with its “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop side hardware and about 600,000 cribs with Delta’s “Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg” drop side hardware.
If you have a Delta crib, check the model numbers listed in Delta’s website at www.deltaenterprise.com. None of these recalled cribs are on sale now in stores.
In a prior post we discussed dangerous baby cribs.
Here are some safety tips for parents:
- make sure from time to time that the hardware is tight and that the crib is sturdy;
- when using a side drop crib, make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly;
- always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement because a disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child; and
- do not try ot repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire, or rope.
If your child has been injured by a defective crib, please feel free to call me at 800-581-1434 for a free consultation.
Mark E. Seitelman, 10/21/08, www.seitelman.com.