We do not sell this crib in our store, the cribs we sell have adjustable height mattresses so they do not have drop-down-sides, but please read if you or someone you know owns the cribs being recalled.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the largest crib recalls in history today, telling consumers to stop using 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-down-side cribs because at least four infants have sadly died in them. Our hearts go out to those families!
There have been at least 110 incidents in the United States and Canada when the drop-down sides of the cribs became detached, which resulted in dozens of babies either becoming entrapped between the side and the crib frame, or falling out of the crib altogether.
The four children known to have died suffocated after becoming entrapped, according to a joint statement from CPSC and Health Canada.
There are approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo, and 968,000 units distributed in Canada. Not all dropdown-side models are being recalled, only those with plastic hardware and a one-hand system to drop the side rail.
Stork Craft has released a toll-free number for consumers to call, or to order a free repair kit: (877) 274-0277.
It is not the first time cribs have been recalled due to dropdown side dangers. Nearly 5 million cribs have been recalled over the past two years and the CPSC has discussed banning dropdown sides all together.
Please read the entire article by Lee Ferran and Lisa Stark on ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/WN/ConsumerNews/massive-crib-recall-anticipated/story?id=9153419