This is the picture released yesterday (Nov.23) by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission showing you the potential danger of drop-side cribs…
This is what urged the U.S. & Canada to do the biggest crib recall in North American history. After 110 reports of incidents and four infants dying from suffocation, more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs made by Stork Craft Manufacturing,sold from 1993 through October of this year (some 150,000 of them have the Fisher-Price logo) are being recalled. In Canada, they were sold through Sears and Wal-Mart. Yesterday, 2 models, Holly and Lily were still being sold.
The Stork Craft cribs have had hardware problems, and there can also be assembly mistakes by the crib owner, both of which can cause the drop-side to detach, creating a dangerous space between the side and the mattress where an infant can become trapped.
Consumer advocates have complained for years about drop-side cribs, and more than five million of them have been recalled over the past two years alone, so it is not a matter to take lightly. It is said that these drop-sides will be banned in the future.
Check your cribs today! Here is the toll-free number to call to order a free repair kit: 1-877-274-0277.