Another company is recalling <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">dangerous drop side cribs for a fall and entrapment hazard. This recall involves about 1,000 “Diane” cribs distributed by Caramia Furniture and Mother Hubbard Cupboardâ€™s, of Ontario, Canada.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), there have 18 reports of slats detaching from the rails of the Diane drop side crib, putting children at risk of a fall or becoming entrapped. No injuries have been reported.
The Diane drop side cribs were manufactured between September 2002 and June 2004. A label affixed to the inside of the headboard or footboard lists the manufacturing dates. These cribs were sold at Buy Buy Baby and juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide from September 2002 through December 2005 for between $240 and $370.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Diane crib and contact Caramia Furniture to receive a free replacement drop side. The free replacement will be available beginning March 2010. For additional information, contact Caramia at (877) 728-0342 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmâ€™s Web site at www.caramiafurniture.com.
Drop side cribs have been implicated in dozens of entrapment incidents, some of which proved fatal. Last November, following a massive recall of Stork Craft drop side cribs that had been implicated in the suffocation deaths of four children, the head of the CPSC advised that parents and caregivers abandon drop side cribs. Inez Tenenbaum also admitted that her agencyâ€™s track record on crib safety hasnâ€™t exactly been stellar.
At the time, Tenenbaum said the CPSC would be proposing new mandatory crib regulations in the next few months, but said she did â€œnot think drop-sides will be a part of cribs in the future.â€