The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s new searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 16,700
Importer: J.C. Penney Purchasing Corp., of Plano, Texas
Hazard: The cribs’ drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. This would create a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child also can fall out of the crib.
Description: Rockland Furniture brand drop-side cribs are made of wood with plastic hardware to attach the drop side. Six models are recalled: Nightingale Spindle (343-8124), Cottage Standard Version 1 (343-8280) and Version 2 (343-8271), Drop-Side Crib and Changer (343-9105), Renew Standard (343-8191) and Renew Convertible (343-8192).
Sold at: jcpenney stores and online at jcpenney.com from January 2005 through December 2008 for $150 to $400.
Remedy: Stop using the cribs and contact Nan Far Woodworking for a free repair kit to immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.
Contact: Call 877-967-5770 or visit www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com.