Entrapment, suffocation prompt huge crib recall - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Entrapment, suffocation prompt huge crib recall

WASHINGTON. - It's being called the biggest crib recall in U.S. history. The government says more than 2.1 million dropside cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada.

Nearly 150,000 of the cribs on recall carry the Fisher-Price logo. The cribs are blamed for at least four deaths from suffocation.

The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada.

The cribs' drop-side plastic hardware can break, deform, or parts can become missing. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts.

All of these problems can cause the drop-side to detach in one or more corners. When the drop-side detaches, it creates space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space which can lead to suffocation. Complete detachment of drop-sides can lead to falls from the crib.

This recall includes Stork Craft cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between January 1993 and October 2009. This recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo that have manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004.

For additional information, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime to order the free repair kit.

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