Crib Recalls FAQs, Crib Recall List

July 12, 2011 — By

crib recallsNew safety standards for cribs went into effect on June 28, 2011. In addition to a ban on the traditional drop-side, there are new requirements for stronger slats, hardware and mattress supports, as well as new rules for more rigorous testing.  We previously wrote about what to do if you own a drop-side crib that has not been recalled, and I shared my thoughts on the drop-side ban on my personal blog back in July 2010 when the new rules were proposed.

Yet, if WeMakeItSafer in-boxes over the past few weeks are any indication, the new crib rules are more confusing to consumers than ever.  Here are the most common questions (and answers) along with a list of which cribs are recalled:

Are all cribs that don’t meet the new safety standards recalled?

No. Cribs sold prior to June 28, 2011 are not automatically recalled.  Companies that already recalled their cribs generally did so because either a safety defect was discovered, or the cribs violated the previous set of standards.  Cribs that were made and sold prior to June 28th could still be recalled in the future if they are found to violate the rules previously in effect.   Cribs sold after June 28th, will be recalled if they are found to violate the new set of safety standards.

Can I sell my old crib in a yard sale or on eBay?

No.  Even if your crib has not been recalled, and therefore does not fall under the “illegal to sell recalled products” law, it is also now illegal to sell any crib that does not meet the new safety standards.

What if it my crib does not have a drop-side, or the drop-side is fit with an immobilizer, then can I sell it?

No.  If your crib was manufactured before June 28, 2011, it is highly unlikely that it meets ALL the new standards, and it is illegal to sell it if it doesn’t.

Can manufacturers still provide immobilizer kits for drop-sides, or do they have to replace my old, drop-side crib with a new crib that meets the new safety requirements?

Manufactures can still provide immobilizer kits for older-model cribs; however, they cannot sell drop-side cribs, even with immobilizers installed.  In addition, if a manufacturer must replace an older crib – due to a warranty claim or because of an offer made as part of a recall remedy, for example – the manufacturer must replace the crib with one that meets all of the new safety standards.

Can I continue to use my old crib?

Yes-BUT it is not advised.  If you choose to use a crib that does not meet current safety standards, please take every possible precaution.  For example, review instruction sheets/manuals, check hardware frequently and contact the crib manufacturer for a drop-side immobilizer, if necessary.

Which cribs are recalled?

In most cases, if your baby crib has been recalled, the manufacturer will provide a free remedy to fix the problem that caused the recall.  Do note, however, that recall remedies for older cribs are unlikely to make the crib compliant with the new, more stringent crib safety standards. Nonetheless, it is definitely a good idea to seek the remedy option unless you have decided to dispose of the crib and get a new one.

The WeMakeItSafer Recall Gallery lets you browse through images of recalled products by product type, including a section dedicated to children’s product recalls, with kids’ bedroom furnishings and, even more specifically, cribs.  The first page of results is pasted below with the most recent crib recalls in 2011.  To see cribs recalled in 2010 or earlier, click “See All” below.

2011 Baby Crib Recalls:

Description: Image of Recalled full-size crib 324090 Dream on Me Full-Size Drop-Side Cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-05-24 due to a potential entrapment, fall, strangulation and suffocation hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $200.

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Description: Image of Recalled portable crib 995012 Dream on Me Portable Drop-Side Cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-05-24 due to a potential entrapment, fall, laceration, strangulation and suffocation hazard.

Items sold new beginning in September 2007 for about $150.

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Description: Image of Recalled natural walnut/white AJ crib 535990 ducduc Fixed-side cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-04-26 due to a potential fall and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $1500 to $1800.

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Description: Image of Recalled Austin crib 633905 ducduc Fixed-side cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-04-26 due to a potential fall and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $1500 to $1800.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cabana crib 525068 ducduc Fixed-side cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-04-26 due to a potential fall and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $1500 to $1800.

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Description: Image of Recalled Campaign crib 223539 ducduc Fixed-side cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-04-26 due to a potential fall and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $1500 to $1800.

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Description: Image of Recalled Parker crib 389817 ducduc Fixed-side cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-04-26 due to a potential fall and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $1500 to $1800.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cribs & Crib/Toddler Mattresses 915382 Delta Drop Side Cribs 

A recall reminder was issued on 2011-03-22 due to a potential entrapment and suffocation hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 1995 for about $100.

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Description: Image of Recalled crib with location of the support bolts and detail of a proper sized bolt 464977 IKEA SNIGLAR cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-02-17 due to a potential entrapment and suffocation hazard.

Items sold new beginning in October 2005 for about $80.

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Description: Image of Recalled Generation 2 Worldwide SafetyCraft crib showing the clear plastic sides 448184 Generation 2 Worldwide “SafetyCraft” Brand Drop-Side Cribs 

A safety warning was issued on 2011-02-03 due to a potential entrapment, strangulation and suffocation hazard.

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Description: Image of Recalled Dark Pine Olympia Lifetime Crib 788118 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in March 2004 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Antique Walnut Capri Single Crib 388359 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in March 2004 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled White Capri Lifetime Crib 898258 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in March 2004 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Crib 298348 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2002 for about $150.00 to $450.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Crib 849081 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2002 for about $150.00 to $450.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Crib 548705 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2002 for about $150.00 to $450.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cribs & Crib/Toddler Mattresses 318544 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cribs & Crib/Toddler Mattresses 677736 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cribs & Crib/Toddler Mattresses 191269 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cribs & Crib/Toddler Mattresses 428951 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cribs & Crib/Toddler Mattresses 740114 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Cribs & Crib/Toddler Mattresses 456301 Jardine Cribs 

An updated recall was issued on 2011-01-27 due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard.

Items sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $220.00 to $330.00.

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Description: Image of Recalled Crib 624176 Land of Nod, Rosebud drop-side cribs 

A recall was issued on 2011-01-26 due to a potential entrapment, suffocation, strangulation and fall hazard.

Items sold new beginning in January 2003 for about $600.

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20 Comments

  1. Gina Plain says:

    What if you are selling or giving away a vintage/antique crib?

  2. Thanks for sharing, Its really very useful info.. for commenting.

  3. faith says:

    I want to sell my crib without the drop side attached because it converts to a toddler bed. So I would be selling it as a toddler bed. Can I do this if I do not include the drop side? Thank you

  4. mary r says:

    My Childcraft solid wood jenny linn drop side crib has metal rails and was made before 1984. Are their any immobilizer kits out their that would make it meet safety standards for my grand baby?

  5. Stacey says:

    I bought a nursery in a box and the crib was recalled, they aren’t sure I will get a refund if I don’t have everything that came with the nursery set. Anyone know anything about this?

    • admin says:

      Hi Stacey,
      Can you tell us you you talked to? Was it the retailer? Also, can you paste the link to the applicable recall so we can see which one it is. Happy to try to help you figure it out.

  6. I have a JCPenney’s Morgan 2nd Edition #343-8928 Has this crib had problems or been recalled? It is approx. 1 -1 1/2yrs. old?

    • admin says:

      Hi Verna, You can sign up for a free “Items I Own” account here: http://wemakeitsafer.com/tools/itemsiown.php . After you enter you information about the crib, the system will check it against the past twelve years of recalls and show you any potential matches. Alternatively, you could contact JCPenny directly. JCPenney Customer Service Department: 888-333-6063

  7. Robert says:

    I have one of these cribs, but our child has outgrown it. He was out of it before the recalls began, and we just put it in storage. I would like to get rid of it, but what is the best way? Just throw it out with the trash? If I can’t sell it as the transitional bed/daybed it converts to, then what is a parent to do? We are out the money with no course for recouping at least some of it as we would have been able to on craigslist or ebay.

    I registered the product through this site, but I don’t want one of those “fixes” for it, I just want rid of the bed.

    Thank you.

    • admin says:

      The new laws have definitely left a lot of cribs to rot by the side of the road, that’s for sure. Of course, we are all for safer products but, as you point out, it doesn’t make it any easier for parents who own products they can no long use or sell. We are pulling together a long list of ideas on what to do with those unusable cribs. Some creative ones we have heard include everything from pot-racks to rose trellises. Not exactly getting your money back, but perhaps better than the landfill.

      If anyone has creative ideas to share with Robert and our other readers, by all means, type away! We’ll be sure to include it in our upcoming post.

  8. Mom of 3 says:

    I have another question for you. I have one of those 3 in one cribs that can convert to a toddler bed and then to a double bed. How do the new regulations affect the bed when used as either a toddler bed or as a double bed? If I threw away the rail that makes it a baby crib could I then use it and sell it as a toddler bed/double bed?

    • This is an excellent question; it highlights some of the ambiguity and complexities in the law. While we cannot offer legal advice, we are happy to provide information that may help.

      If the crib/combo bed has been recalled, it cannot be sold. Even if the crib is remedied, it is unlikely to meet new safety standards.

      If the crib/combo bed has not been recalled, it becomes a bit more tricky, but it is still unlikely that you will be able to legally sell the bed. Convertible cribs need to meet both the new standards for cribs and the new standards for toddler beds.

      Even though the toddler bed standards did not change as extensively as those for cribs, the rules are similar, and it is unlikely that an older toddler bed will meet the new toddler bed safety standards.

      Here is a summary of the toddler bed standards:
      http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11199.html

      Here is complete, final ruling on toddler beds:
      http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/toddlerbeds.pdf

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    • admin says:

      Thanks for the comment. We have found that, when it comes to cribs, consumers are more concerned about safety than they are about price. See our post: Safety Beats out Price and Convenience for Cribs. What do you do to ensure the cribs you sell are safe and meet the new crib safety standards? What if a crib is recalled in the future – do you contact customers who purchased the crib?