Dream on Me Recalls Cribs After Reports of Children Trapped
The CPSC said there have been 69 reports of incidents involving the cribs, including a 1-year-old boy who scratched his nose when he got stuck between the mattress support and the side rail of his portable crib. In another case, an 8-month-old girl suffered a minor head injury from exposed plastic hardware inside a portable crib.The cribs were sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Target stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com. The full-size cribs were sold from January 2006 through December 2009 for about $200 each. The portable cribs were sold from September 2007 through December 2009 for about $150. All the cribs are wooden and either painted or stained black, cherry, dark brown, natural, white or pink.
Dream on Me said in a statement that it will require a photo of the crib and the manufacturer's date to be given to the company for verification.
Included in the recall are Dream on Me full-size cribs with model numbers 613, 615, 616, 617, 619, 628 and 639. The model number is on a label on the inside of one of the end panels. The label also lists a manufacture date between January 2006 and December 2009. The CPSC said consumers with full-size cribs will get a kit to immobilize the drop side beginning June 30.
Portable cribs included in the recall have model numbers 621, 625 and 627. Those labels -- on the cribs' mattress boards -- list a manufacture date between August 2007 and February 2009. Consumers with the portable cribs will get a replacement crib with fixed sides. Those will be available starting in mid-July.
The CPSC urges parents to stop using the cribs and contact the company at (877) 201-4317 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.
About 10 million cribs from a number of manufacturers have been recalled in recent years, prompting new, mandatory crib safety rules, which will take effect June 28. As a basic rule, the CPSC recommends consumers not use a crib that is older than 10 years old.