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 Angel Line, of Pennsville, New Jersey, has recalled about 3,400 drop-side cribs. The crib's drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach, or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents also can occur due to age-related wear and tear.
CPSC is aware of one incident in which the crib's drop side detached. No injuries have been reported.
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This recall involves the following models of Longwood Forest drop-side cribs with plastic drop-side hardware: 6103S, 6105S, 6106S, 6108S, 6109S, 8025P, and 8029P. They were sold in white, brown, natural, and oak colors. "Longwood Forest" or "Angel Line" and the model number are printed on a label on the crib's headboard. The firm's fixed-side cribs and drop-side cribs with metal rod-type hardware are not included in this recall.
The drop-side cribs sold on the Web at Ababy.com, Babyage.com, and other Web retailers from December 2004 through January 2009 for about $140. The cribs were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Angel Line to receive for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard, or toddler bed depending on the child's age.
For additional information, contact Angel Line at (800) 889-8158 anytime, visit the firm's website at visit www.angelline.com.