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:
Jenny Lind Crib
Early American Crib
Sleigh Crib without Rosette
Anniversary Sleigh Crib
Solid Panel Sleigh Crib
Roll Bar Convertible Crib
Spindle Convertible Crib
Bella 3-in-1 Crib
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.