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.