Drop-Side Cribs Recalled Due to Entrapment, Suffocation Hazards
The CPSC has had 21 incidents reported involving the drop-side failures. While no injuries have been reported, a dangerous product failure like this is simply an accident waiting to happen. The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using this model of crib immediately, and find a suitable alternative for their children, including bassinets, play yard or toddler bed. Shermag, the product manufacturer, will provide a free repair kit to immobilize the drop side of the crib.
If you have a drop-side crib in your home, make sure to check the model numbers found on stickers and warning labels. The recall includes model numbers 202647, 211047, and 272547. Contact Shermag at (800) 567-3419 between 8 am and 4 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.shermag.com.
Product safety, especially when it comes to our kids, is crucial. Always keep close watch on product recall news, and never use a crib older than 10 years. Age is certainly a factor in safety.