A recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective Jardine cribs first issued in JuneÂ has beenÂ expanded.Â The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) said the recall expansion was necessary because it had received more reports of the Jardine cribs breaking and endangering children.
The original Jardine crib recall involved approximately 320,000 beds.Â The recall was issued because spindles on the crib can break, which creates a gap, which can then pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants.Â At the time, there had been 42 incidents of crib slats and spindles break.Â Four children had become entrapped in the broken cribs, and two had been injured.
According to the CPSC, there have been 19 additional incidents of crib slats breaking. In nine of these incidents, consumers reported that their infant or toddler broke the slat while in the crib. In addition, a 22-month-old child fell through the gap between the crib slats when a slat broke. No injuries have been reported.
The Jardine crib recall expansion includesÂ three models of Jardine wooden cribs.Â These models are:
- Dark Pine Olympia Lifetime Crib, Model #: DA715BC, Date Code Between 2/04 – 1/07
- Antique Walnut Capri Single Crib, Model #: 0108L00, Date Code Between 7/06 – 11/07
- White Capri Lifetime Crib, Model #:Â 0308C00, Date Code Between 12/05 – 11/07
The date code and model number are printed on the label located on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard. Jardine cribs with other date codes are not included in this recall.
These newly-recalled Jardine cribs were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys â€œRâ€ Us, and Babies â€œRâ€ Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from March 2004 through January 2009 for between $220 and $330.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. The CPSC said Jardine will provide consumers with detailed instructions for purchasing cribs in retail stores and online.
For additional information, consumers may contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.jardinecribrecall.com/.