The drop-side crib used to be a popular choice among parents with babies, but things changed not so long ago due to a suffocation hazard. Back in November, Stork Craft Manufacturing had to issue a recall of its drop-side cribs, now Dorel Distribution Canada announced the voluntary recall of about 7,600 drop-side cribs sold a is doing the same.
Those affected are the 3-in-1 Carlisle drop-side cribs finished in dark cherry and Tara cribs in white. According to montrealgazette.com, 7,600 of these cribs sold at Sears and other retail outlets since September 2006 are to be recalled.
This is just the latest recall as fears mount due to recent deaths caused by suffocation. Four children lost their lives due to this fault, with another three infants becoming trapped in the drop-side. The Stork Craft recall was a much larger one than Dorel Distribution Canada’s; 2.1 million were recalled back in November.
The reason for the recall is due to the fact that the drop-side can be installed incorrectly, often upside down. The result is broken plastic parts, which can often fall away. It is this what causes the drop-side to trap a child.
Health Canada reports that they received two reports of children becoming trapped; thankfully there were no injuries. For more details on this crib recall visit montrealgazette.com.