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Yu Wei Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

Date:
October 5, 2011
Category:
Cribs
Company/Brand:
Yu Wei Co. Ltd.
The Danger:
The drop-side rails on the crib can malfunction, detach or unexpectedly fall down, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. When this happens, a space is created into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and due to age-related wear and tear. CPSC and the firms are aware of nine incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached, including one report of a child who sustained minor abrasions to the arm.
Description:
About 8,000 cribs are being recalled. This recall involves Yu Wei full-size cribs sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names. The cribs were sold in antique white, pecan, and dark cherry, and have the following model numbers and date codes listed on the inside of the crib's end panels.

Model #: 343-8225
Description: Scroll Crib
Date Code Between: 01/2006-12/2010

Model #: 343-9117
Description: Lauren Crib
Date Code Between: 01/2007-12/2010
Sold At:
JCPenney.com and in the JCPenney catalog from January 2006 through December 2010 for between $300 and $450.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Yu Wei to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child's age. For additional information, contact Yu Wei at (877) 806-8190 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.yuweicribrecalls.com. Consumers can also email the firm at yuweiparts@aol.com to order a free immobilizer kit.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12003.html