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RECALL: 2.1M defective cribs cause infant entrapment, suffocation

Legal news for New York Product Liability attorneys—Consumer Product Safety Commission and Stork Craft Manufacturing recall cribs for suffocation hazard for babies.

New York, NY ( – The government agency, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) , in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc, issued the voluntary recall of 2.1 million drop-side cribs, which includes the 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo due to alarming defect, on November 23, 2009.

The CPSC strongly advised caregivers and parents to discontinue use of the cribs and request a free repair kit. The cribs pose potential entrapment and suffocation hazard for small children.

here have been a reported 15 cases of entrapment resulting in suffocation in the U.S. with a 7-month-old in Gouverneuer, New York; a 7-month-old in New Iberia; Louisiana, a 6-month-old in Summersville, West Virginia; and a 9-month-old in Bronx, New York. Many other babies have fallen out of the cribs resulting in bumps and bruises. Suffolk County, New York is the first county in the U.S to ban the cribs from the shelves.

Parents are urged to find another safe place for their babies to sleep until the crib is fixed with the company repair kit. The drop–side cribs have the potential to break, deform, or parts can become missing. When the drop-side is detached, it creates a space where any infant or toddler can become trapped leading to suffocation of the child.

Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia and Canada has recalled 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units circulated in Canada. There were a reported 110 incidents correlated to the drop-side attachments; there have been 67 incidents in the U.S, and 43 in Canada.

This recall only includes the Stork Craft drop-side cribs and the Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo, which includes a plastic trigger and a one-hand system drop side. They were sold between January 1993 and October 2009.

The cribs were sold at: BJ’s Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, and Wal-Mart stores. They were also sold online at:,,,, and for the cost of $100 and $400. To learn more concerning the cribs, contact Stork Craft at (877) 274-0277 to order the free repair kit, or online at

Bridget Hom

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