Multiple Companies Recall Drop-Side Cribs for Repair
Heritage crib by Victory Land Group.
Credit: CPSC.

Drop-side cribs marketed by three different companies were recalled today. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission cited risk of strangulation and said consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.

Ethan Allen Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Ethan Allen, of Danbury, Conn., announced a voluntary recall of about 3,250 Drop-Side Cribs.

Hazard: The crib's drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. 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. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

Ethan Allen drop-side crib.
Ethan Allen drop-side crib.
Credit: CPSC.
Incidents/Injuries: Ethan Allen has received five reports of incidents involving the crib's drop-side detaching, resulting in bumps and bruises to three children. One child became entrapped and two children fell out of the crib after the drop side detached, one child received a pinched hand and one child received an unspecified injury.

Description: This recall involves Ethan Allen brand cribs with item numbers 14-5650, 15-5650, 16-5650, 26-5650, 35-5622, 36-5620, 36-5622 and 38-5622. Ethan Allen and the item number are printed on a label on the crib's headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in a variety of colors.

Sold at: Ethan Allen stores from January 2002 through December 2008 for between $550 and $900.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact any Ethan Allen store to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ethan Allen toll-free at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contact the local Ethan Allen store or visit the firm's website at ethanallen.com.

Victory Land Group Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Kmart Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Victory Land Group Inc., of Bartlett, Ill., announced a voluntary recall of about 34,000 Heritage Collection 3-in-1 drop-side cribs.

Retailer: Kmart Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Hazard: The crib's drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. 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. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to age-related wear and tear.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Victory Land Group have received 17 reports of incidents involving drop-side rail detachments from the cribs. Three infants received bruises and abrasions to the neck, back and legs after becoming entrapped when the drop-side detached.

Heritage crib by Victory Land Group.
Heritage crib by Victory Land Group.
Credit: CPSC.
Description: This recall involves Heritage Collection 3-in-1 drop-side cribs with Kmart model numbers 07-1248 and 07-1252. They were sold in natural and white colors. A label with Kmart and the model number can be found on the inner side of the crib's headboard or footboard on the bottom rail. The 3-in-1 infant cribs can also be converted into a toddler bed and a double bed.

Sold at: Kmart stores nationwide from February 2007 through October 2008 for about $130.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and contact the Victory Land Group for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Victory Land Group at (866) 499-2099 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at victorylandgroup.com.

Angel Line Recalls to Repair Longwood Forest Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Angel Line, of Pennsville, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of aout 3,400 Drop-Side Cribs.

Angel line 610 model drop-side crib.
Angel line 610 model drop-side crib.
Credit: CPSC.
Hazard: The crib's drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. 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. Drop-side incidents also can occur due to age-related wear and tear.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of one incident in which the crib's drop side detached. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the following models of Longwood Forest drop-side cribs with plastic drop-side hardware: 6103S, 6105S, 6106S, 6108S, 6109S, 8025P, and 8029P. They were sold in white, brown, natural and oak colors. Longwood Forest or Angel Line and the model number are printed on a label on the crib's headboard. The firm's fixed-side cribs and drop-side cribs with metal rod-type hardware are not included in this recall.

Angel Line drop-side crib.
Angel Line drop-side crib.
Credit: CPSC.
Sold at: On the Web at Ababy.com, Babyage.com and other Web retailers from December 2004 through January 2009 for about $140.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Angel Line to receive for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Angel Line at (800) 889-8158 anytime, visit the firm's website at visit angelline.com or email the firm at parts@angelline.com.