The firm is voluntarily recalling the cribs after four suffocation deaths of 7 to 9-month old babies in the U.S. were linked to drop-down sides cribs.
CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and do not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit. They should find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby, the agency stated today.
The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada, the CPSC stated late Monday.
The CPSC said that the crib's drop-side can detach for different reasons, creating a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress where children can become entrapped and this can lead to suffocation.
Retailers BJ's Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, and Wal-Mart stores and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com sold the cribs from January 1993 through October 2009 for between $100 and $400.
For more information contact the company toll-free at 877 274-0277.or visit www.storkcraft.com