About 16,700 drop-side cribs that sold exclusively at J.C. Penney have been recalled due to entrapment, suffocation, and fall hazards.
What's the Deal?
Many styles of the drop-side crib are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with J.C. Penney Purchasing Corp., of Plano, Texas, has recalled about 16,700 Rockland Furniture drop-side cribs. The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach, or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
CPSC and the firms are aware of five incidents involving drop sides that malfunctioned or detached, including one report of a child who became entrapped and sustained minor scratches and bruises.
Do You Own It?
This recall includes Rockland Furniture brand drop-side cribs imported and sold by jcpenney from 2005 to 2008. The wooden cribs used plastic hardware to attach the drop side. "Rockland Furniture" and the model number can be found on a rectangular label located on the lower portion of the headboard panel. The following six drop-side crib models are included in this recall:
- 343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1
- 343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2
- 343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer
- 343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib
The cribs sold at J.C. Penney stores and online at jcpenney.com from January 2005 through December 2008 for between $150 and $400.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Nan Far Woodworking for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child such as a bassinet, play yard, or toddler bed depending on the child's age.
For additional information, contact Nan Far Woodworking at (877) 967-5770 between 9 AM and 5 PM PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com.