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JC Penney Exclusive Cribs Recalled

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(Image credit: CPSC.)

About 73,000 PT Domusindo Perdana drop-side cribs were voluntarily recalled by PT Domusindo Perdana, of Indonesia, in cooperation with the CPSC.

Importer: JC Penney Corp., of Plano, Texas

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Hazard: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation 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.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm are aware of three incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached. No injuries were reported.

Description: This recall includes 14 models of PT Domusindo Perdana wooden drop-side cribs. The name, model number and date codes are printed on the plywood mattress board.

(Image credit: CPSC.)

Model #DescriptionDate Code
343-1509Jenny Lind Crib01/1991-12/1997151
343-3810Christopher Crib2001151
343-5500Early American Crib01/1998-12/1999151
343-6771Scottsdale Crib01/1998/12/1999151
343-7100Sleigh Crib without Rosette01/2004-12/2006
343-7134Sleigh Crib01/2001-2/2004
343-7144Anniversary Sleigh Crib01/2002-12/2004
343-7753Kristin Crib01/1998-12/1999
343-8249Cameron Crib01/1998/12/1999
343-8020Solid Panel Sleigh Crib01/2001-12/2002
343-8070Roll Bar Convertible Crib01/2004-12/2005
343-8155Anniversary Convertible Sleigh Crib01/2002-12/2006
343-8200Spindle Convertible Crib01/2001-12/2005
343-8913Bella 3-in-1 Crib01/2005-12/2008

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact customer service at Modus Furniture International to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. The immobilizer kits will be available in May 2013. In the meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child's age.

Sold at: and the JCPenney catalog from January 1998 through December 2008 for between $200 and $400.

Consumer Contact: Modus Furniture International at (800) 827-2129 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at and click on the Recall tab for more information.

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