Alert: Infant death prompts Delta crib recall

delta-crib-recall.jpgHere at SouthernMamas.com, we don’t list every recall from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, even though we regularly receive the agency’s email alerts about various recalls. There are so many that listing them all would turn us into solely a recall Web site.

But this recall announced this week is too serious not to tell you about.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta Enterprise Corp., is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 600,000 drop side cribs because the drop side can detach when the spring peg is not engaged, causing risk of entrapment and suffocation to infants and toddlers.

Also, the company is offering replacement of missing safety pegs for over 985,000 drop side cribs.

An 8-month-old child suffocated when the drop side of his crib detached. CPSC is also aware of one child entrapment and one incident in which the drop side detached due to a disengaged spring peg.

The cribs, which were made in China, were sold at major retailers nationwide from January 2000 through January 2007 for between $33 and $200. Cribs currently sold at retail are not involved.

CPSC and Delta urge parents and caregivers to immediately stop using these cribs and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit.

For more info, go to either the CPSC link here, or call Delta toll-free at 800.816.5304, or visit the manufacturer’s recall page here to order the free repair kit.

To receive notifications of similar recalls of baby gear, toys etc, join the CPSC email subscription list by clicking here.

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