Fixed Side Cribs Recalled for Entrapment, Fall Hazards

A product recall of about <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">330 Fixed-Side Cribs has been implemented by ducduc llc, of New York, New York, due to fall and entrapment hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The bottom rails on the defective crib sides can separate from the sides when the mattress is in the lowest position. This causes the spindles to separate and the mattress to drop, posing a fall and entrapment hazards for young children. To date, the manufacturer has received five reports of separated rails; no injuries have been reported.

This product recall includes ducduc fixed-side cribs with the model names and item codes ending in 2009, 2010, and 2011 listed below. The name “ducduc” and the item code can be found on a label located on the mattress panel. “X” denotes the month of manufacture (1 through 12)

• AJ: AJ.C100.X.2009, AJ.C100.X.2010, and AJ.C100.X.2011.
• Austin: A.C100.X.2009, A.C100.X.2010, and A.C100.X.2011
• Cabana: CA.C100.X.2009, CA.C100.X.2010, and CA.C100.X.2011
• Campaign: C.C100.X.2009, C.C100.X.2010, and C.C100.X.2011
• Parker: P.C100.X.2009, P.C100.X.2010, and P.C100.X.2011

The defective fixed-side cribs, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at the ducduc New York showroom, online at www.ducducnyc.com, at specialty stores, and through interior designers nationwide from January 2009 through February 2011 for between $1,500 and $1,800.

The CPSC advises consumers to stop using these cribs immediately if the mattress is in the lowest position. Consumers should contact ducduc, if the company has not already contacted them, for a free repair kit, which includes new crib sides. Ducduc is contacting each customer directly. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for their child, such as a play yard, bassinet, or toddler bed, depending on the child’s age.

The CPSC also notes that is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. ducduc can be reached at (212) 226-1868 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, or at the firm’s website at www.ducducnyc.com.

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