|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 295-1980
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Jardine Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Jardine drop-side cribs
Units: About 130,000
Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprise Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan
Importer: Toys "R" Us, of Wayne, N.J.
Hazard: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Jardine have received 47 reports of drop sides that detached or malfunctioned. In one of these incidents, a child was found unconscious after becoming entrapped and was hospitalized. Nine other reports involving entrapments or fallouts resulted in scratches and bruises, including one child who sustained a broken collarbone.
Description: All Jardine drop-side cribs have been recalled. The model number and date code can be found on the labels attached to one of the end panels.
|Model #||Description||Date Code Between
||Natural Olympia Single
||02/2007 - 11/2008
||Black Olympia Single
||04/2006 - 01/2009
||White Capri Single
||12/2007 - 12/2008
||Antique Walnut Capri Single
||12/2007 - 11/2008
||Rubbed Black Claremont Single
||12/2006 - 06/2007
||Dark Pine 3-1 Convertible
||01/2000 - 06/2004
||White 3-1 Convertible
||09/2001 - 08/2003
||Natural Madison Single
||01/2004 - 11/2004
||Dark Pine Siera 2 in 1
||11/2001 - 04/2004
||Natural Siera 2 in 1
||11/2002 - 06/2003
||Natural Madison Single
||05/2005 - 08/2005
||Dark Pine Windsor Single
||03/2001 - 06/2003
||Cherry Windsor Single
||11/2001 - 08/2003
||White Windsor Single
||02/2003 - 09/2003
Sold at: Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Geoffrey Stores and KidsWorld nationwide from January 2002 through June 2009 for between $150 and $480.
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child's age.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 295-1980 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.jdservice.biz
Note: More information about the special industry program to provide free immobilization kits.
Important Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Disengagements can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Age is factor in the safety of any crib. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you not use a crib that is older than 10 years. Many older cribs may not meet current voluntary standards and can have numerous safety problems.
Visit CPSC's Crib Information Center for more information on Crib Safety and Recalls.
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