Updated Recall: Graco-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi
On 2012-05-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Graco-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi due to a potential entrapment, suffocation, strangulation, and fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2007 for about $140 to $200. It was originally recalled on 2010-04-29.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 12 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 266-2848
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What is the problem?
The drop side hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall from the cribs when the drop side detaches or fails to lock.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco wood cribs. The full size cribs were sold in cherry, espresso, natural and white finishes. The production date, item number, purchase order number and finish name is printed on a label affixed to the footboard or headboard. "LaJobi" and the crib model name are printed on a product sticker located on the stabilizer bar or bottom rail of the crib. Affected models are listed here.
These items were sold new+ at Children's product stores and other retailers nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.
For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 266-2848 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.LaJobi.com
UPDATE 05/08/2012: Telephone number was changed by the CPSC.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 99 reports of drop side incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment. There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached drop side. Both children were freed by their caregivers. There were six reports of children falling due to drop side failure, including one report of a mild concussion.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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