Of the more than 2 million drop-side cribs being recalled in the United States and Canada following the death of four infants, about 147,000 carry the brand Fisher-Price, a property of El Segundo-based Mattel Inc.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Canadian government agency Health Canada recently issued the voluntary recall in cooperation with British Columbia-based Stork Craft.
The commission said the recall covers more than 1.2 million cribs sold in the United States and 968,000 cribs sold in Canada, with around 147,000 of the recalled cribs branded with the Fisher-Price logo. Based in Aurora, N.Y., Fisher-Price is a wholly owned Mattel subsidiary.
Parents were asked to stop using the recalled drop-side cribs immediately and make no attempt to fix them until obtaining a free Stork Craft repair kit by contacting the company at (877) 274-0277 or http://www.Storkcraft.com.
The commission said Stork Craft built the recalled cribs from January 1993 to October 2009, with the Fisher-Price branded cribs manufactured from October 1997 to December 2004.
The cribs – manufactured in China, Indonesia and Canada – were sold at such American and Canadian retailers as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, JCPenney, USA Baby, Meijer and BJ’s Wholesale Club, and online by Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com and Walmart.com.
The commission, Health Canada and Stork Craft have received reports of a
combined 110 incidents in which the drop sides detached, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Fifteen children were trapped and four of them suffocated, the commission said. Another 20 children fell from cribs, which resulted in bumps, bruises and concussions.