The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has posted a recall of about 73,000 cribs, sold exclusively at JCPenney.com and through the JCPenney catalogue from January 1998 through December 2008.
The release on the website says the cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach, or otherwise fail causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. That issue will create a space into which an infant or toddler could fall leading to strangulation or suffocation. A child could also fall out of the crib.
The recall affects 14 models of the PT Domusindo Perdana wooden drop-side cribs. Parents should stop using the cribs immediately and contact the manufacturer to get a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. The immobilizer kits will be available in May 2013. In the meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child's age.
The cribs were made by Modus Furniture International. You can contact the company at (800) 827-2129 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.savannababy.com and click on the Recall tab for more information.
The 14 models are listed below:
Model # Description Date Code
343-1509 Jenny Lind Crib 01/1991-12/1997151
343-3810 Christopher Crib 2001151
343-5500 Early American Crib 01/1998-12/1999151
343-6771 Scottsdale Crib 01/1998/12/1999151
343-7100 Sleigh Crib without Rosette 01/2004-12/2006
343-7134 Sleigh Crib 01/2001-2/2004
343-7144 Anniversary Sleigh Crib 01/2002-12/2004
343-7753 Kristin Crib 01/1998-12/1999
343-8249 Cameron Crib 01/1998/12/1999
343-8020 Solid Panel Sleigh Crib 01/2001-12/2002
343-8070 Roll Bar Convertible Crib 01/2004-12/2005
343-8155 Anniversary Convertible
Sleigh Crib 01/2002-12/2006
343-8200 Spindle Convertible Crib 01/2001-12/2005
343-8913 Bella 3-in-1 Crib 01/2005-12/2008
The CPSC and the firm are aware of three incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached. No injuries have been reported.