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Child Craft Brand Stationary-Side Cribs Recalled

Date:
June 24, 2010
Category:
Cribs
Company/Brand:
Child Craft Industries, Inc. (Child Craft ceased operations in July of 2009 and sold the "Child Craft" name to Foundations Worldwide Inc., of Medina, Ohio.) Foundations Worldwide, Inc. neither manufactured nor sold any of the cribs included in this recall
The Danger:
The cribs' stationary side can be assembled upside-down but still appear to be assembled correctly. If assembled upside-down, the crib side contains a hazardous five-inch gap at the top of the crib. Infants or toddlers can become entrapped in this gap, which can lead to entrapment, strangulation, or other injuries.
Description:
This recall involves between 40,000 and 50,000 Child Craft brand cribs with the foot top dowel including, but not limited to, the following models: Child Craft convertible cribs with model number F36101. The name "Child Craft" appears on a label on the crib's frame and identifies the place of manufacture as Salem, Indiana or New Salisbury, Indiana. These cribs were manufactured by Child Craft Industries, Inc., which is no longer in business.
Sold At:
Babies "R" Us and other stores nationwide between January 1998 and June 2009, for between $600 and $650.
What To Do:
Examine these cribs immediately and determine whether they have been assembled properly. The best way to do this is to measure the gap between the front and back sides of the crib and the dowel that runs parallel to the sides. The gap should be no more than two and three eighths inches (2 3/8"). If the gap is greater than 2 3/8", the side has been installed upside-down and needs to be reassembled. Another indicator that the side has been installed improperly is the appearance of the barrel nut. The barrel nut should be at the bottom of the side, not the top. If either of these conditions are present, the side of the crib has been installed upside-down and needs to be reassembled so that the barrel nut is not visible from the top and the gap between the dowel and the side is no greater than two and three eighths inches (2 3/8"). People with these cribs should contact Foundations Worldwide Inc., to obtain instructions and decals to affix to the stationary sides of the crib to ensure proper assembly in the future. For more information, contact Foundations Worldwide toll-free at (866) 614-0557 anytime, or visit cribsafetyinfo.com
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10271.html