Shermag, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a voluntary recall of drop-side cribs. Approximately...
Shermag, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a voluntary recall of drop-side cribs. Approximately 2,300 cribs are part of the recall in the United States and another 800 in Canada. The following description was taken directly from the recall notice:
Description: TThis recall involves wooden drop-side cribs with hidden drop-side hardware. The cribs were sold in various colors. Model numbers 202647, 211047 and 272547 are included in this recall. The cribs were sold separately and as part of the “City Lights,” “Fairy Tales” and “Dormez Vous” furniture collections. “Shermag” is printed on a tag on the mattress springs. The model numbers can be found on stickers and warning labels on the crib’s headboard or footboard.The drop-side cribs were sold at The Land of Nod and baby specialty stores between September 2004 and December 2008 for approximately $400 to $800 each.
Reason for recall
The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures can also occur due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear.The CPSC received 21 reports of incidents of the drop-side detaching, but no injuries.