Dorel Asia Crib Recall: Sold at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart

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Dorel Asia SRL in conjunction with the CPSC has now issued a voluntary recall on its cribs with drop side and non-drop sides. It seems that these cribs pose a suffocation and strangulation hazard, so you should stop using them immediately.

The crib maker is to offer a replacement kit that has to be installed, this is all part of the recall agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The total number of cribs affected by this latest recall is 635,000; the reason is because the drop-side can fail because it can become detached.

Also See: Crib Recall: 3-in-1 Carlisle drop-side and Tara Cribs

A toddler can become trapped, which could lead to suffocation or strangulation. According to the CPSC a 6-month child lost its life after becoming trapped and strangled due to the drop side failing. According to Dorel Asia, there have been 31 cases of the drop side failing, six children were entrapped; thankfully they only suffered minor bruising.

The Dorel Asia cribs affected by the recall are those sold at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart from January 2005 through December 2009 and were manufactured in China and Vietnam.

For more details please visit CPSC or call Dorel Asia toll-free at (866) 762-2304

  • http://dorelasiacribrecall michelle

    i am not sure i want to chance my daughter getting hurt sleeping in her crib even though they are offering a repair kit who is to say that they will be safe?i would rather to get a refund and get a different crib for her is this possible it should be up to the parent!

    • heather

      I agree!!! I fought with Dorel to refund my money back because as soon as the recall came out i bought a new bed for my son. But Dorel refused to give me my money back!!! I WILL NEVER BUY DOREL AGAIN-WORST COMPANY EVER!!!

  • catrina

    Michelle,

    I agree, we should definately be given the option of a refund. It is horrible customer service that we are not given this option and on top of that I must wait 3 weeks to get this replacement part. I know now to stay away from cribs made by dorel for my son and baby that is on the way. It is terrible that a child has lost it's life and others have been injured because of poor quality efforts put into manufacturing this crib.

  • amy

    I submitted my request for replacement panels right away and then never heard anything. I called and the operator said they hadn't received my request. She put me on a manager call list. A manager called and said that the replacement parts for my crib were back ordered until May! I was pretty much furious at this point. When I asked where my child should sleep until May, I received no advice. When I pointed out that it was the company's fault that the crib was not safe, she finally said that there is an option to get a replacement crib. It was supposed to arrive in 5-8 business days. That was on February 22nd. We still have no replacement crib. I just called again and was placed on the manager call back list. Can't wait to hear the excuse this time! I am so frustrated with this company.

  • Lucia

    While I ABSOLUTELY understand that you all want the best for your baby please don't be afraid to use your crib. Did you read about the baby that died? It was because his parents duct taped the crib together. Really?! Do we need a recall because of stupid parents? Perhaps there are better brands than Dorel, but the hazard here is parents not taking care of their children.

  • Alison

    @ Lucia, please do your research before stating that the "hazard here is parents not taking care of their children". That may have attributed to the death of the infant in Cedar Rapids in this crib. But that was not the case in all the other injuries to children in these cribs…including my own son!!! My son was entraped in the Heritage 3-in-1 drop side crib and if it would not have been for me checking on him before going to bed myself I probably would have found him dead in the morning. I walked into his nursery to check on him and found him trapped between the drop-side rail and the mattress with his little face stuck into his mattress. He was gasping for air, bruised and hurt. I contacted the store I purchased this crib from the very next morning and the mfg and was treated rudely and with complete disregard by them. I then contacted the CPSC and got them involved and thankfully it helped lead to this recall.

    • Rebecca

      I’m sorry but I feel that I must agree with both you and Lucia. However, the first problem is that it’s a drop side crib. You can’t get a matress that will remain flush to the crib lining. I would know cause I’m a builder and a carpentar in the military. The second problem in your case is you allowed your infant to sleep in a bed that allowed the possibility of small spaces for a infant/child to get trapped in. There are many things on the market that allow you to enclose the space temporarily or permanetly if needed. My son has slept in a Dorel Asia crib from day one. Is over the age of 3 now. Still has the same bed and the most harm that has ever happened to him was maybe getting is leg stuck between the bars temporarily. And I’m gonna admit that something like that is not the manufacturing companies fault. That would be considered my failure of not securing temporary safe surroundings in my sons bed while the permanets were being cleaned. Merely all drop side cribs from every company has had some type of recall. A solid unit crib is more safe than drop side.

  • Alison

    Luckily for us, my son is ok, however, to this day, will not sleep in a crib and is terrified to sleep alone. I am a very competent parent and followed the instructions to the letter when installing my son's crib. The parts were not made properly and failed to perform as intended!
    I just thought anyone who was wondering what the circumstances were with those "other" injured children should know the truth.
    I really hope no one else has to go through what we did.

  • YLB

    I am glad you posted Alison…I have been waiting on a replacement for ever now! My child is 14 months and we are co sleeping and now I dont know how I will get her out of my bed. I emailed them and was told they would start shipping the rails out the 7th of may…we shall see how long this takes. I dont trust the crib period!

  • missy

    I have come to the conclusion that this china and vietnamese made stuff is slowly killing our kids. I have bought THREE beds and next thing I know it was on recall. I do know that some stores will do refunds if you talk to the claims dept. I now have my grandson in a reg. bed with guard rails just because baby beds are no good anymore. I just will not put him in another worthless bed again. I am done with this overseas junk. my family is more important. I was told I would have to wait for up to 2months before I got parts. forget that.

  • Cheryl

    Got my crib replacement within 3 weeks.

  • Cheryl

    I just opened up my crib replacement… and it's a whole new crib!

  • Liz

    I used the crib for my Granddaughter and had NO PROBLEM with it as long as the crib is put together properly

  • Enid

    I have the same crib that was actually sold as an Eddie Bauer crib way back in 1997 (and I know it's a Dorel because when I tried to order a replacement spring, this is where I was sent, and it matched the other cribs in hardware perfectly), and it served my niece, my nephew, my own son from 2003 to 2005, and my daughter from 2007 to 2009. Now they use it to house their stuffed animals, and often they climb up over the railing to retrieve them. I have never had any problems, even after having it be disassembled and reassembled 4 times. Unless the newer cribs in the same line were made more cheaply, I think mine is a great crib, and it's too bad that I now cannot pass it on to someone else who may need it due to this recall.

  • Jen

    We bought our crib shortly before mty daughter was born in Jan 09. She would never sleep in it. She's 2 now and in twin bed. I was pretty much forced to co-sleep until she could sleep in a big bed by herself. At first I was annoyed but as I used to put my basket of clean laundry in the crib as I was putting it away to keep my cats from sleeping on it I bumped the dropside just right and the bottom half detached and the top half didn't. This created a perfect storm to trap a small sleeping infant. I've requested the replacement hopefully the non-drop side seems safer.