The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs 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 rail and the crib mattress. Infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped in the gap, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures also can occur due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear. Other models of Jardine drop-side cribs were recalled for repair on June 24, 2010.
This recall involves about 11,400 full-size cribs sold under the Alexander Designs brand name "Alexander Designs Ltd." The JCPenney catalog/item numbers are printed on a label on the crib's headboard. The following models are included: 343-8359 and 343-8359 (Alexander 3-in-1 Crib), 343-8180, 343-8180 and 343-8180 (Alexander Classic Crib), and 343-8802 and 343-8802 (Alexander Sleigh Crib).
JCPenney printed catalogs and online at JCPenney.com from March 2003 through April 2007. Cribs sold for about $200.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the cribs and obtain a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for their child, such as a bassinet, play yard, or toddler bed depending on the child's age. For more information, contact Jardine toll-free at 800-295-1980 anytime or visit jdservice.biz/jcp-safety-notice
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