PT Domusindo Perdana Drop-Side Cribs Not Safe For Infants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and PT Domusindo Perdana announced a recall for the latter’s 73,000 baby cribs that were exclusively sold at JC Penney.com and the JC Penney catalog from January 1988 through December 2008. The recall was issued due to entrapment and suffocation hazards. The drop sides of the crib are likely to malfunction, detach or otherwise fail. This can cause part of the rail to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped. This leads to suffocation or strangulation. A child can also fall out of the crib. In addition, drop side incidents can also happen due to incorrect assembly with age-related wear and tear.

Injuries from this recall
Three incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached were reported but there were no injuries. Fourteen models of Domusindo Perdana wooden drop side cribs were included in the recall. The name, model number and data codes are found on the plywood mattress board. These include:

Model #

Description

Date Code

343-1509

Jenny Lind Crib

01/1991-12/1997151

343-3810

Christopher Crib

2001151

343-5500

Early American Crib

01/1998-12/1999151

343-6771

Scottsdale Crib

01/1998/12/1999151

343-7100

Sleigh Crib without Rosette

01/2004-12/2006

343-7134

Sleigh Crib

01/2001-2/2004

343-7144

Anniversary Sleigh Crib

01/2002-12/2004

343-7753

Kristin Crib

01/1998-12/1999

343-8249

Cameron Crib

01/1998/12/1999

343-8020

Solid Panel Sleigh Crib

01/2001-12/2002

343-8070

Roll Bar Convertible Crib

01/2004-12/2005

343-8155

Anniversary Convertible

Sleigh Crib

01/2002-12/2006

343-8200

Spindle Convertible Crib

01/2001-12/2005

343-8913

Bella 3-in-1 Crib

01/2005-12/2008

What should you do if you own this crib?
PT Domusindo Perdana drop side cribs were manufactured in Indonesia and imported by JC Penney Corp., of Plano, Texas. Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the recalled drop side cribs and contact Modus Furniture International at (800) 827-2129 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to get a free immobilizer kit which will immobilize the drop side. The kit is expected to be available in May 2013. For more information about the recall, visit the store’s website at www.savannababy.com and click on the Recall tab.

Parents are also encouraged to look for an alternate and safe sleeping environment for their children like a bassinet, toddler bed or play yard depending on their child’s age. Cribs can make your child sleep comfortably but safety matters most. If your child has experienced personal injury as the result of using a defective product, please be sure to get checked out by a doctor to make sure your child is okay. You can also speak with a child accident attorney to see what your options are for your case.

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