The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Full-Size and portable drop-side cribs imported by Dream on Me Inc. of Piscataway, N.J., and sold at Toys R Us, Walmart and Target stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com.
The full-size cribs were sold from January 2006 to December 2009. The portable cribs were sold from September 2007 to December 2009.
WHY: For the full-size cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When that happens, it could create a space between the drop side and the crib mattress where a young child’s body can become entrapped in the space, leading to strangulation and/or suffocation.
For the portable cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib.
In addition, the portable crib mattress support hardware and the drop-side release latch can break easily, and the slats can loosen or break and detach from the crib. Children can also cut themselves on exposed hardware inside the cribs.
INCIDENTS: The Consumer Products Safety Commission and the company know of 69 reports of incidents involving these cribs.
In one case, a 1-year-old boy sustained a scratch to the nose when he became trapped between the mattress support and side rail of his portable crib. In another, an 8-month-old girl sustained a minor injury on her head from exposed plastic hardware inside the portable crib.
HOW MANY: About 22,000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the company’s website at www.dreamonme.com.