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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Dutailier Crib Recall

By November 2, 2011

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Dutailier Crib Recall - Photo courtesy of CPSCMore than 11 million drop-side cribs have been recalled since 2007.

You can't even buy drop-side cribs anymore, as new crib safety standards were announced in December 2010 and began to be enforced in June 2011.

Although new cribs are safer, there are still some older drop-side cribs that continue to be recalled though.

The latest crib recall is from the Dutailier Group Inc., of Quebec, Canada, which imported full-size, drop-side wooden cribs from China. As with other drop-side cribs, about 440 of the Dutailier cribs are being recalled because the "slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails creating a space between the slats," which can lead to falls, strangulation, or suffocation.

There have been at least 16 reports of the drop-side detaching from these cribs.

The recalled cribs were sold at specialty stores from January 2009 to February 2010 for between $425 and $775 and include cribs with part numbers that begin with E1230C2, E3500C2, E3540C2, E5100C2, E5140C2, E5530C2, E9000C2 and E9100C2.

If you have a recalled crib, stop using it until you can fix it with a free repair kit from the Dutailier Group.

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