Just a few days ago, I blogged about a huge recall involving cribs that posed a strangulation and a suffocation hazard. Now comes word of yet another crib recall. This time it involves C&T International/Sorelle cribs. On Thursday May 6, 2010 The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled as many as 170,000 Drop-Side Cribs.
The cribs are distributed under the name Golden Baby Inc.
The CPSC says the hazard centers on the cribs' drop-side hardware. Officials say it can disengage from the tracks, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side partially detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress.
The bodies of infants and toddlers can become trapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. Complete detachment of the drop sides can lead to falls from the crib. In addition, slats can detach from the sides of the cribs. Infants and toddlers can then become entrapped, strangle or fall out of the crib.
So far, the CPSC and C&T/Sorelle have received reports of more than 100 incidents of drop-side and slat detachments in C&T/Sorelle drop-side cribs.
Six infants received bruises and abrasions to the head, face, torso or leg from becoming entrapped or falling after the drop side collapsed. An additional five infants who were entrapped or fell were found by their parents and were not injured.
The full-size cribs were sold at various children's product stores around the country from January 2000 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600. The cribs were manufactured in different countries including Italy, Latvia, Brazil, China and Vietnam.
The CPSC has some recommendations for parents and caregivers. They are urging them to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.
Consumers should contact C&T/Sorelle to receive a free replacement kit. For four of the older models of the cribs – the Hampton, Jackie, Nina and Rita models — the firm may be unable to supply a part to repair the crib and will, instead, provide consumers with a $100 voucher towards the purchase of another C&T product.
The recalled Models Include:
- Alessandra; Model Number 180
- Alex 3 in 1; Model Number 910
- Amelia; Model Number 185
- Chelsea; Model Number 100
- Federica; Model Number 170
- Glenda/Toscana; Model Number 350
- Hampton; Model Number 303
- Jackie; Model Number 440
- Jessica; Model Number 810
- Lana; Model Number 240
- Leonardo; Model Number 395
- Marisa; Model Number 680
- Martina; Model Number 135
- Mirabella; Model Number 930
- Nadia; Model Number 245
- Natasha; Model Number 900
- Nico; Model Number 630
- Nina Pine; Model Number 710
- Noelle; Model Number 999
- Pagodina; Model Number 195
- Rita; Model Number 490 – Manufactured between 2001 and October 2007
- Rosa; Model Number 870
- Rosemary; Model Number 925
Silver; Model Number 485
It should be noted that this is the fourth crib recall I’ve blogged about since just last Fall. Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured as a result of a faulty or recalled consumer product please contact child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.