Child Craft Industries Inc.and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a voluntary recall of the Crib ‘N' Double Bed stationary-side cribs with dowel. The recall is due to the cribs' stationary side that can be assembled upside-down, but have the appearance to be assembled correctly. If the crib is assembled upside down, the crib side will contain a hazardous five-inch gap at the top of the crib. An infant's or toddler's head can become entrapped in the five inch gap, which can lead to strangulation or other serious injuries. This hazard can occur on both the front and back sides of the crib.
Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 cribs with the foot top dowel are included in the recall and have the model number starting with an F3. The name Child Craft label appears on the crib's front frame and identifies the place of manufacture as Salem, Indiana or New Salisbury, Indiana. These cribs were manufactured by Child Craft Industries, Inc., but is no longer in business. The company ceased operations in July of 2009 and sold the name to Foundations Worldwide Inc. However, Foundations Worldwide neither manufactured nor sold any of the recalled cribs. The CPSC has received numerous reports of injuries due to the upside down assembly of the crib. Four children became entrapped between the dowel and the crib's front stationary side. In at least two reports, the children was trapped and in serious danger of being strangled.
The cribs were sold nationwide at Babies R' Us and other retailers for $600. The CPSC advises all parents and caregivers to examine the assembly of their crib. If your crib is faulty, Foundations Worldwide, Inc., will provide either a kit to immobilize the drop-side of the cribs or some other repair to make the crib safer. For additional information, contact Foundations Worldwide at (866) 614-0557 or visit their website.