About 2,000 convertible cribs are being recalled after an infant died by suffocation after becoming trapped in one of the cribs. The sides of the convertible crib made by Playkids USA are made of a mesh that expands, creating a gap between the mattress and the side through which an infant can slip. This poses suffocation and entrapment hazards for young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it is aware of the August 31st death of a five-month-old child in Brooklyn, N.Y. The child became entrapped between the mattress and the drop side rail of the convertible crib and suffocated. This recall involves the Playkids USA convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909. “Playkids U.S.A.” can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number can be found on the packaging.
The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy assembly and a bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib, the mattress support, the bassinet, the canopy and the bedskirt are covered in fabric and mesh. The fabric and the mesh come in a variety of colors and patterns. The convertible cribs, which were made in China, were sold in juvenile product retailers in New York from March 2007 through September 2008 for about $100. Consumers should stop using the recalled convertible cribs immediately and contact Playkids USA at 718-797-0302 to receive a full refund. To see more pictures of the recalled cribs, consumers can visit the CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
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