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Cribs
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 11 million cribs, bassinets and play yards have been recalled in the last 2 years for safety reasons. Used cribs pose a threat to the safety of children. Since cribs are the only child product manufactured expressly for leaving a child unattended, every crib must meet current safety standards. Parents must be vigilant about the safety of their crib. Check to see if your brand of crib has been recalled. Keeping Babies Safe lists all crib recalls. Additionally, make sure your crib meets all the safety requirements (slat width, parts are in tact, etc.) We do not recommend that you try to repair a damaged or worn crib. If you insist on trying to repair a crib, use only those parts supplied or recommended by the manufacturer. When in doubt, throw it out!

CPSC estimates there are still 20,000,000 unsafe cribs in use or lurking in storage and remain on the agencies Most Wanted List.

  • Make sure your crib, bassinet, or play yard has not been recalled by the CPSC.
  • Infant should always be placed to sleep on his/her back.
  • Make sure the crib, bassinet, or play yard has all the proper hardware, tightly secured, and no loose connections.
  • All soft bedding has been removed, such as pillows, bumpers, and thick comforters.
  • Stop using traditional, dangerous drop-side cribs.
  • Only repair a crib with a part provided by the manufacturer.
  • Slats must not be missing, cracked or loose.
  • Crib slats are no more than 2-3/8 inches (60 mm) apart. 
(You should not be able to fit a soda can through slats.)
  • Mattress must be firm and tight-fitting.
  • Mattress support must not be easily released from head/footboard.
  • (Secured by bolts, screws, etc - should withstand 25 lbs of force.)
  • No corner posts higher than 1/16th inch (Measured from the top of the crib/head or foot board.)
  • Screws, bolts or hardware which secure crib components must be intact, not loose or missing.
  • The crib must be free of protruding rivets, metal nuts or bolts, knobs or wing nuts
(On all areas of the crib.)

To find out if a crib you are using has been recalled, please visit www.recalls.gov or click here for more crib safety tips.

Crib News
According to the CPSC's December 2012 "Injuries and Deaths Associated with Nursery Products Among Children Younger than Age Five" report:

  • In 2011, there were an estimated 74,100 emergency department-treated injuries associated with nursery products among children under the age of 5.
  • Cribs/Mattresses, Play yards/Playpens, Bassinets/Cradles accounted for 14,400 estimated injuries and are the leading cause of death and injury among all nursery products.
  • Cribs/Mattresses, Bassinets/Cradles, Playpens/Play Yards were associated with 72 percent of the all fatalities reported.

Recalled Cribs
  Dream On Me Recalls Cradle Gliders Due to Infant Fall Hazard (11/13/13)
 Rockland Furniture Round Cribs (8/26/13)
  Nan Far Woodworking Recalls Rockland Furniture Round Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively at jcpenney (7/23/13)
  PT Domusindo Perdana Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards; Sold Exclusively at JC Penney (3/26/13)
 Five Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Recall Tots in Mind Crib Tents Due to Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard One Death and Serious Brain Injury Reported (5/16/12)
 Nan Far Woodworking Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively at jcpenney (4/12/12)
 Dutailier Group Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Fall Hazards (11/2/11)
 Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at jcpenney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards (10/5/11)
 Shermag Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (9/29/11)
 Dream on Me Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation, Laceration, and Fall Hazards (5/24/11)
 Second Infant Death Prompts Re-Announcement of Delta Enterprise "Safety Peg" Drop-Side Crib Recall to Repair - Missing Safety Pegs Create Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation (3/22/11)
 IKEA Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Mattress Support Collapse; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards (2/17/11)
 Bassinets Recalled by Burlington Basket Company Due to Fall Hazard; New Instructions and Warning Labels to be Provided to Consumers (2/16/11)
 Generation 2 Worldwide "SafetyCraft" Brand Drop-Side Cribs Pose Risks of Strangulation, Suffocation (2/3/11)
 The Land of Nod Recalls Status Furniture "Rosebud" Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (1/26/11)
 Bassettbaby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (11/22/10)
 Victory Land Group Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Kmart Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (10/22/10)
 Angel Line Recalls to Repair Longwood Forest Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (10/22/10)
 Ethan Allen Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (10/22/10)
 "Alexander Designs" Brand Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at JCPenney Recalled for Repair Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (10/7/10)
 Albee Baby Recalls C & T International/Sorelle Brand "Prescott" Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (9/14/10)
 Pottery Barn Kids Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (7/14/10)
 Seven Manufacturers Announce Recalls to Repair Cribs to Address Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards (6/24/10)
 CPSC Issues Warning on Drop-Side Cribs - 32 Fatalities in Drop-Side Cribs in Last 9 Years (5/7/10)
 C&T International/Sorelle Recalls Cribs Due to Strangulation and Suffocation Hazards (5/6/10)
 Graco®-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards (4/29/10)
 Simplicity Cribs Recalled by Retailers; Mattress-Support Collapse Can Cause Suffocation and Strangulation (4/29/10)
 Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" Drop Side Crib Brands Recalled; Three Infant Deaths Reported (2/9/10)
 Dorel Asia Recalls To Replace Cribs; Pose Strangulation and Suffocation Hazards (1/19/10)
 CPSC, LaJobi Reannounce 2001 Recall of Cribs Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards (12/2/2009)
 Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs (11/23/2009)
 Simplicity Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Retailers Due to Risk of Death from Suffocation (7/2/2009)
 LaJobi Recalls Bonavita “Cabana” Drop Side Cribs Due To Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards (6/9/2009)
 LaJobi Recalls Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson Drop Side Cribs; Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation (6/9/2009)
 Jardine Announces Second Recall Expansion of Cribs Sold by Babies'R'Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards (4/30/2009)
 SunKids Convertible Cribs Recalled by Suntech Enterprises Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
 Stork Craft Recalls More Than 500,000 Cribs; Mattress Support Bracket Failures Create Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation
 Infant Death Prompts Recall To Repair 600,000 Drop Side Cribs By Delta Enterprise; Spring Peg Failure Can Cause Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
 Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Recalled By Various Retailers Due To Serious Entrapment And Suffocation Hazard To Infants and Toddlers
 Infants Strangled to Death in Simplicity Bassinets: CPSC Urges Consumers To Stop Using Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models
 Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard
 Munire Furniture Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
About 1 Million Simplicity Cribs Recalled Due To Failures Resulting in Infant Deaths (September 21, 2007)
NettoCollection Recalls Cribs Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard (September 4, 2007)
Simplicity Recalls Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs Due to Fall, Entrapment and Choking Hazards (June 6, 2007)
Simplicity Inc. Recall of Cribs (May 3, 2005)
Delta Enterprise Corp. Recall to Repair Portable Cribs (March 9, 2005)
Orbelle Trade Inc. Recall of Cribs (January 6, 2005)
Stanley Furniture Company Inc. Recall of Cribs (March 24, 2004)
Child Craft Industries Recall of Cribs (February 24, 2004)
"Tiffany" and "Josephine" Crib Drop-Side Rails Recalled by Babi Italia/LaJobi Industries (June 4, 2003)
Cribs Recalled by Baby's Dream Furniture Inc. (May 6, 2003)
Gerry® and Evenflo® Portable Wood Cribs Recalled by Hufco-Delaware Company and Evenflo Company Inc. (January 23, 2003)
Cribs Recalled by Vermont Precision Woodworks (April 25, 2002)
L.A. Baby Recall of Folding Little Wood Cribs (December 21, 2001)
LaJobi Industries Recalls Cribs (December 18, 2001)
Cribs Recall/Repair by Simmons (February 21, 2001)
Pisces Baby Cribs Recall by Generation 2 Worldwide (May 10, 1999)
Portable Cribs Recalled by Kolcraft & Playskool (November 17, 1998)
Bedside Cradles and "Henry" Gym Sets Recall (November 12, 1998)
Cribs Repair/Recall by Baby's Dream Furniture (February 10, 1998)
Mesh-Sided Cribs Recalled by B&B (December 18, 1997)
Francisca Full-Size Baby Cribs Recalled by J.C. Penney (September 30, 1997)
Metal Cribs Recall/Repair by Cosco (July 9, 1997)
Baby Cribs Recall/Repair by C & T International (June 24, 1997)
Metal Cribs Recalled by Coaster Company of America (May 15,1997)
Crib Recalled by Cosco (December 6, 1995)
Infant Cribs Recalled by Lanacional (December 5, 1995)
Fold-Away Crib Warning by Gerry Baby Products (October 5, 1995; Revised January 13, 2003)
Crib Side Rail Recalled by Welsh Juvenile Products (March 1, 1995; Revised June 21, 2001)
Crib Side Rail Recalled by Okla Homer Smith Furniture (February 10, 1995)
CPSC Announces A Potential Choking Hazard With "Lewis Of London" Brand Cribs (July 12, 1993)
Childcraft Cribs With Loose Slats Recalled (August 22, 1991; Revised July 9, 2001)
Baby Cribs Recall by HBLA (November 25, 1987)
Portable Crib Floorboard Replacement by North States Industries (September 29, 1987)
Small Wonders Crib and Playpen Warning (February 11, 1987)
Dropside Mesh-Sided Cribs & Playpens Warned (September 15, 1986)
Omar Cribs Repaired by Puck Children's Furniture (July 31, 1986)
Baby Cribs Seized And Destroyed by Marshalls (August 27, 1985)
Mesh-Sided Crib & Playpen Warning (August 19, 1985)
Crib Brackets & Mattress Support Hangers Replaced by Baby Line (June 26, 1985)
Cribs Recalled by Bassett (February, 1984; Revised June 21, 2001)
Contemporary Times "Stralighter" Cribs Warning (September 22, 1982)
Baby Crib Brackets Recalled by Questor (November 17, 1981)
Cribs Recalled by Questor (October 19, 1981)
Cribs Repaired by Bassett (February 14, 1980)
Brackets On Cribs Recalled by Questor (August 9, 1979)
Bassett Baby Crib Warning (May 5, 1978)
Baby Cribs Modified by Bassett (February 21, 1978)

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