Baby Crib Recall! PLEASE READ AND PASS IT ON!
January 14, 2009 11:56am CST
This was reported on the news today so I looked up the website. Please pass this on http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSN1341652820090113 Stork Craft recalls more than 1 million baby cribs TORONTO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Canadian company that makes the Stork Craft line of baby cribs is voluntarily recalling more than 1 million of them in Canada and the United States because of a potential suffocation hazard, authorities said on Tuesday. The cribs were made by British Columbia-based Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. They were sold at major retailers such as J.C. Penney (JCP.N), Kmart and Wal-Mart (WMT.N) between May 2000 and January 2009. About 535,000 are being recalled in the United States and about 494,000 in Canada. "The metal support brackets used to support the crib mattress and mattress board can crack and break," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on its website. "When one or more support brackets break, the mattress can collapse and create a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib rails, in which a child can become entrapped and suffocate." There have been at least 10 incidents in which one or more of the support brackets have broken, the commission said. Government department Health Canada said on its website that the cribs meet current safety standards and that the recall notice is being posted as a "precautionary" measure. "The cribs meet all the standards many times over and we just want the product to be the best it can be," Stork Craft Chief Executive Jim Moore said in an interview. (Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Peter Galloway)
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16 Jan 09
Thanks for providing a link to this article. I fail to understand why they did not detect this defect before putting this product in the market. Serious accidents could have been created and babies could have been injured. I think that more rigourous tests should be done before giving permission to such products being available on the market.