November 23, 2009

Consumer Products Safety Commission announces largest baby crib recall in U.S. history

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the largest crib recall in U.S. history of more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs made by Stork Craft Manufacturing and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. The voluntary recall, announced after four reports of infant suffocation, involves cribs that may have faulty or even broken hardware that could contribute to the suffocation or fall of a child.

The recalled products were manufactured between January 1993 and October 2009 and involve Stork Craft drop-side cribs and Stork Craft drop-side cribs bearing the Fisher-Price logo. This recall does not involve any cribs that do not have a drop-side.

CPSC is urging parents to immediately stop using the recalled cribs in favor of an alternative sleeping environment for their babies. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side on these cribs to a fixed side.

Click here for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's News Release about the recall and more information about the affected products.  

Click here for an article featured on MSNBC.

As advocates for the improved health and welfare of consumers against defective or dangerous consumer products, Motley Rice attorneys advocate for changes in safety standards and safer products.  If your child has received injuries due to the recently recalled baby cribs, contact  Anne Kearse or Kevin Dean via email or call +1 800.768.4026.