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Jardine Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–June 24, 2010.  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
0102B00 Natural Olympia Single 02/2007 – 11/2008
0102P00 Black Olympia Single 04/2006 – 01/2009
0108C00WP White Capri Single 12/2007 – 12/2008
0108L00WP Antique Walnut Capri Single 12/2007 – 11/2008
0115S00 Rubbed Black Claremont Single 12/2006 – 06/2007
BC-33 Dark Pine 3-1 Convertible 01/2000 – 06/2004
BC-66 White 3-1 Convertible 09/2001 – 08/2003
DA0930B Walnut Single
DA333BC Natural Madison Single 01/2004 – 11/2004
DA616BC Dark Pine Siera 2 in 1 11/2001 – 04/2004
DA616BN Natural Siera 2 in 1
DA618BC Natural Hampton 11/2002 – 06/2003
DA833BC Natural Madison Single 05/2005 – 08/2005
DV601BC Dark Pine Windsor Single 03/2001 – 06/2003
DV623BC Cherry Windsor Single 11/2001 – 08/2003
DV628BC 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.

Source: cpsc.gov

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