WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Around 635,000 Dorel Asia cribs are being recalled after the manufacturer found a defect with the drop side when an infant died.
The danger is in a hardware malfunction: the drop side can detach from the crib, creating a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped or suffocate.
Consumer Protection received a report of the death of a 6-month-old from Cedar Rapids, who became stuck after the hardware broke and the parents continued to use it after trying to repair the drop side themselves.
CPSC and Dorel Asia received reports of 31 drop side incidents, including six incidents during which children were entrapped. Three of those children suffered minor bruising.
The recall includes:
|Model Number||Front Rail||Description|
|WM1633||Drop side||3-1 Sleigh Crib – Cherry|
|WM1633-0||Drop side||3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry (no castors)|
|WM1676BC||Fixed||4-1 Bethany James Crib – Walnut|
|WM1676BCR-DC||Fixed||2-1 Crib – Walnut|
|WM2163||Fixed||4-1 Crib – Manhattan Walnut|
|WM2163DC||Fixed||4-1 Crib – Manhattan Walnut|
|WM1633-0-DC||Fixed||3-1 Sleigh Crib (no castors)|
|GP004B3EGR||Drop side||3-1 Convertible – Espresso|
|GP004B3WGR||Drop side||3-1 Convertible – White|
|GP006BCEGR||Drop side||Single – Espresso|
|GP006BCWGR||Drop side||Single – White|
|DA1615B3||Drop side||3-1 Convertible Crib – Natural|
|DAKM5132||Drop side||3-1 Convertible Crib – White|
|DASE5005||Drop side||Cottage Hill Single Crib – White|
|DASE5009||Drop side||Vintage Estate 3-1 Sleigh Crib – Cherry|
|DA0504KMC-1N||Drop side||3-1 Heritage Crib – Natural|
|DA0504KMC-1W||Drop side||3-1 Heritage Crib – White|
|DA1614B3||Drop side||3-1 Lexington Crib – Cherry|
|DAKM5152||Drop side||Single Jenny Lind Crib - Walnut|
|DASE5015||Drop side||3-1 Convertible - Toffee|
The cribs were sold at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009 for between $120 and $700.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs, find an alternative safe sleeping environment for your child, and contact Dorel Asia to receive a free replacement kit. Consumers should log on to www.dorel-asia.com to order the free replacement kit to prevent child entrapment in these cribs. The repair kits will be provided to owners within the next several weeks.
Call Dorel Asia toll-free at (866) 762-2304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.dorel-asia.com
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.