About 320,000 Jardine cribs sold by Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores have been recalled because four children became trapped. The wooden slats and spindles on the crib frames can break, allowing children to get trapped in the remaining gap. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 42 incidents of broken slats and spindles. This includes four instances of children getting trapped, two of whom suffered cuts and bruises. The recalled cribs were manufactured in China and Vietnam by Jardine Enterprises and sold by Toys “R” Us Inc. retailers: KidsWorld stores, Geoffrey stores, Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us. KidsWorld and Geoffrey stores are no longer in operation, but sold the recalled cribs when they were open.
Earlier this year, Janine Nieman of East Stroudsburg, Pa. heard her son, Aiden, screaming first thing in the morning. She found him trapped with his body outside of the crib and his head stuck inside. One of the spindles had fallen out of the frame and he had slid through the gap up to his head. His parents were able to slide Aiden back into the crib. He came out of the ordeal shaken, but uninjured.
A Toys “R” Us spokesperson says the recall follows a comprehensive review by the company of all Jardine cribs. The company apparently removed all Jardine cribs from its selling floors several weeks ago, when it first became aware of multiple complaints about broken slats. The cribs were sold around the country from January 2002 through May 2008. For more information on the specific Jardine crib styles included in the recall, consumers can call 800-646-4106.
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