It has been a while since a drop-side crib has been recalled. I'm not sure if that is because most of them have already been recalled or because of the new crib safety rules that came out last year.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission did announce one today - a recall of about 16,700 Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs that were manufactured by Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd., of Taiwan and sold at J.C. Penney.
The cribs are being recalled because "the cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation." There have been at least five incidents involving these cribs, including "one report of a child who became entrapped and sustained minor scratches and bruises."
This crib recall includes cribs sold between 2005 to 2008, including the:
- 343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1
- 343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2
- 343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer
- 343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib
If you have one of these recalled cribs, stop using it until you can immobilize the drop side with a free repair kit that you can get from Nan Far Woodworking.