April 2, 2009: SunKids Convertible Cribs Recall
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Suntech Enterprises Inc., is voluntarily recalling about 1,900 of its SunKids Convertible Cribs. The sides of the crib are made of mesh that expands, creating a gap between the side and the crib’s mattress if it’s not zipped into place, or a gap between the side and an added mattress. A young child can slip into this gap and become entrapped or suffocate. Also, the crib’s drop side can fail to fully latch posing a fall hazard to young children.
Though no injuries have been reported with this crib, the CPSC is aware of the death of a 5-month-old child in August 2008 involving another company’s nearly identical crib that was recalled. The child became entrapped between the mattress and the mesh side and suffocated.
Do You Own This Crib?
The recall involves the SunKids convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PY256. “SunKids” is embroidered on the bottom left of the crib’s drop side. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, stationary side rail, canopy assembly, and bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib are fabric and mesh. The mattress support, bassinet, canopy, and bed skirt are covered in fabric. The fabric and the mesh were sold in navy blue, light blue, pink, beige, white, beige checker, and pink heart.
Manufactured in China, the recalled cribs were sold at small juvenile product retailers in NY, NJ, and CA from January 2007 through October 2008 for about $100.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled convertible cribs and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact Suntech Enterprises at (888) 268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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