Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. has re-announced the 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs with “Crib Trigger Lock and Safety Peg” hardware. In January 2011, CPSC and Delta learned of a 2009 death in which a seven-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colo. became entrapped and suffocated between the detached drop-side and mattress of her recalled crib. The crib was purchased secondhand and re-assembled without safety pegs in the bottom tracks.
Missing safety pegs can create a situation where the crib’s drop-side rail disengages from the track. This can create a hazardous space in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate. At the time of the October 2008 recall, consumers were notified by the CPSC about the death of an eight-month-old girl who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached. The crib involved in this incident also was re-assembled without safety pegs. At the time of the October 2008 recall announcement, there were reports of two entrapments and nine detachments in cribs without safety pegs.
This re-announcement involves cribs that were made in Taiwan and Indonesia. The cribs were sold at major retail stores including Kmart, Target and Wal-Mart between January 1995 and December 2005 (through September 2007 for model 4624) for about $100. Delta’s name and address is printed on the mattress support boards and the Delta logo is on the crib’s top teether rail. Model numbers are located on the top of the mattress support board. Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using cribs that are missing a safety peg on either leg of the drop side. Call Delta toll-free at (800) 816-5304 anytime or visit the company’s website at www.cribrecallcenter.com to order a free repair kit.
Parents and caregivers should find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child until the repair kit, with new safety pegs, is safely installed on the recalled cribs. You can check to see if your crib has been recalled at www.cpsc.gov.
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