November 2, 2011: Dutailier Group Recalls Drop-Side Cribs
About 440 drop-side cribs have been recalled due to entrapment and fall hazards.
Many styles of the crib are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dutailier Group Inc., of Quebec, Canada, has recalled about 440 drop-side cribs. The slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails creating a space between the slats. 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.
The firm is aware of 16 reports in which the slats on the drop side became detached from the top or bottom of the drop side rails of a crib. No injuries have been reported.
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This recall involves full-size, drop-side wooden cribs with part numbers that begin with E1230C2, E3500C2, E3540C2, E5100C2, E5140C2, E5530C2, E9000C2, and E9100C2. The Dutailier logo and the part number can be found on labels on the inside of the end panels. The cribs sold at children’s products stores and other baby specialty stores from January 2009 through February 2010 for between $425 and $775.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Dutailier Group to receive a free repair kit which consists of a new fixed side to replace the drop-side of the crib. 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 the Dutailier Group toll-free at (800) 363-9817 on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM EST, and on Fridays from 8:30 AM to 4 PM EST.
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