Dream on Me recalled 22,000 full-size and portable drop-side cribs after numerous reports of children getting trapped between the mattress and its railings, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC said there have been 69 reports of incidents involving the cribs, including a 1-year-old boy who scratched his nose when he got stuck between the mattress support and the side rail of his portable crib. In another case, an 8-month-old girl suffered a minor head injury from exposed plastic hardware inside a portable crib.The cribs were sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Target stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com. The full-size cribs were sold from January 2006 through December 2009 for about $200 each. The portable cribs were sold from September 2007 through December 2009 for about $150. All the cribs are wooden and either painted or stained black, cherry, dark brown, natural, white or pink.
Dream on Me said in a statement that it will require a photo of the crib and the manufacturer's date to be given to the company for verification.
Included in the recall are Dream on Me full-size cribs with model numbers 613, 615, 616, 617, 619, 628 and 639. The model number is on a label on the inside of one of the end panels. The label also lists a manufacture date between January 2006 and December 2009. The CPSC said consumers with full-size cribs will get a kit to immobilize the drop side beginning June 30.
Portable cribs included in the recall have model numbers 621, 625 and 627. Those labels -- on the cribs' mattress boards -- list a manufacture date between August 2007 and February 2009. Consumers with the portable cribs will get a replacement crib with fixed sides. Those will be available starting in mid-July.
The CPSC urges parents to stop using the cribs and contact the company at (877) 201-4317 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.
About 10 million cribs from a number of manufacturers have been recalled in recent years, prompting new, mandatory crib safety rules, which will take effect June 28. As a basic rule, the CPSC recommends consumers not use a crib that is older than 10 years old.
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