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« on: January 19, 2010, 05:28:14 PM »

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11846499

Dorel recalls 635,000 cribs after infant death

Posted: Jan 19, 2010 2:32 PM











WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Around 635,000 Dorel Asia cribs are being recalled after the manufacturer found a defect with the drop side when an infant died.

The danger is in a hardware malfunction: the drop side can detach from the crib, creating a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped or suffocate.

Consumer Protection received a report of the death of a 6-month-old from Cedar Rapids, who became stuck after the hardware broke and the parents continued to use it after trying to repair the drop side themselves.

CPSC and Dorel Asia received reports of 31 drop side incidents, including six incidents during which children were entrapped. Three of those children suffered minor bruising.

The recall includes:
Model Number   Front Rail   Description
WM1633    Drop side    3-1 Sleigh Crib Cherry
WM1633-0    Drop side    3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry (no castors)
WM1676BC    Fixed    4-1 Bethany James Crib Walnut
WM1676BCR-DC    Fixed    2-1 Crib Walnut
WM2163    Fixed    4-1 Crib Manhattan Walnut
WM2163DC    Fixed    4-1 Crib Manhattan Walnut
WM1633-0-DC    Fixed    3-1 Sleigh Crib (no castors)
GP004B3EGR    Drop side    3-1 Convertible Espresso
GP004B3WGR    Drop side    3-1 Convertible White
GP006BCEGR    Drop side    Single Espresso
GP006BCWGR    Drop side    Single White
DA1615B3    Drop side    3-1 Convertible Crib Natural
DAKM5132    Drop side    3-1 Convertible Crib White
DASE5005    Drop side    Cottage Hill Single Crib White
DASE5009    Drop side    Vintage Estate 3-1 Sleigh Crib Cherry
DA0504KMC-1N    Drop side    3-1 Heritage Crib Natural
DA0504KMC-1W    Drop side    3-1 Heritage Crib White
DA1614B3    Drop side    3-1 Lexington Crib Cherry
DAKM5152    Drop side    Single Jenny Lind Crib - Walnut
DASE5015    Drop side    3-1 Convertible - Toffee

The cribs were sold at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009 for between $120 and $700.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs, find an alternative safe sleeping environment for your child, and contact Dorel Asia to receive a free replacement kit. Consumers should log on to www.dorel-asia.com to order the free replacement kit to prevent child entrapment in these cribs. The repair kits will be provided to owners within the next several weeks.

Call Dorel Asia toll-free at (866) 762-2304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.dorel-asia.com
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