According to msnbc, "The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission conceded Tuesday the agency "hasn't been acting as quickly...
According to msnbc, "The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission conceded Tuesday the agency "hasn't been acting as quickly as it should" on crib safety problems." Well that was evident to parents yesterday when we heard there was a big recall coming, but no info on the actual cribs to be recalled.

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THE RECALL: More than 2.1 million drop-side cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing of Canada are being recalled following reports of four infant suffocations. This recall involves 1.2 million cribs in the United States and almost 1 million in Canada, where Stork Craft is based. This crib has been in production since 1993! AND about 150,000 of the cribs carry the Fisher-Price logo. This recall involves Stork Craft drop-side cribs and Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. This recall does not involve any cribs that do not have a drop-side. This recall does not involve any cribs with metal rod drop-side hardware. It involves only those cribs with plastic trigger and one-hand-system drop-side hardware. This recall includes Stork Craft cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between January 1993 and October 2009. This recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo that have manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004. This is a drop-side crib which is supposed to make it easy to remove your child, but there have been 110 incidents of drop-sides detaching from the cribs. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: Parents are advised to get rid of this crib or to order a plastic kit from the manufacturer to immobilize crib sides. However, it's good to note that these Stork Craft cribs also have had problems with their hardware, which can break, deform or become missing after years. AND there can also be problems with assembly mistakes by the crib owner. These problems can cause the drop-side to detach, creating a dangerous space between the drop-side and the crib mattress, where a child can become trapped. On that note, I'd forget about ordering the plastic kit. Play it safe and get a different crib altogether. The cribs, which were manufactured and distributed between January 1993 and October 2009, were sold at major retailers including BJ's Wholesale Club, Sears and Wal-Mart stores and online through Target and Costco. They sold for between $100 and $400, and were made in Canada, China and Indonesia. Stork Craft info: If you have a Stork Craft crib you need to get a different one. To learn more visit the Stork Craft recall site or call 1-877-274-0277. The site is overloaded I'm guessing because it's loading super slow. You may have more luck calling them. Read the full recall report.

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