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Crib Recall: Parents Are Urged To Take Note

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By mia bolaris-forget

Parents have been known to be protective of the little ones well before they're born...and now a new cause for concern.
Over 600,000 cribs sold at Sears, Kmart, Wal-Mart and various other retail outlets have been recalled following the death of a 6-month old boy and a variety of other injury reports.
Among the models recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 20 models of Dorel Asia cribs featuring both drop sides and fixed front rails.
The Chinese and Vietnamese-manufactured cribs came under scrutiny due to the drop sides detaching and creating a space where little ones can potentially get caught, trapped and possibly suffocate or strangle.
This, after a Cedar Rapids Iowa infant was strangled as a result of the malfunction following his parents' attempt to fix the broken hardware themselves.
The company however released a statement describing the incident as "highly unusual" noting that the parents knew the crib was broken and opted to hold it together using duct tape, as per investigators.
Other cribs were recalled due to their potential to trap a child should one of the slats become broken or damaged during assembly, use, disassembly or transport.
The Concumer Product Safety Commission, along with Dorel Asia SRL have gotten 41 complaints regarding incidents involving drop-side cirbs. In addition there have been 6 reports of infants getting trapped between the mattress and the drop side, including three reports of bruises. In additon, The Commission and the company have received 36 reports of broken slats; two reports of trapped children; and seven reports of injuries including scratches and bruises.
The company states that while there are literally hundreds of thousands of Dorel Asia cribs that have been assembled, sold, and used without problems, safety and health of babies remains their primary focus and concern.
For a free repair kit to help prevent this potential problem, get in contact with Dorel Asia at: 866-762-2304.

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