The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and two distributors, Caramia Furniture and Mother Hubbard Cupboard’s of Ontario, Canada, issued a voluntary recall of the “Diane” drop side crib on Thursday, January 14, 2010. People who own these products should stop using them and contact the manufacturer.
The recall was issued because the slats on the cribs drop-side can detach from the top and bottom rails, posing fall and entrapment hazards to the child.. Obviously this is may be extremely dangerous to the consumer.
There are approximately 1,000 of the cribs in circulation. The cribs being recalled were manufactured from September 2002 until June 2004. For your crib’s manufacturing date, look for a label on the inside of the headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold from September 2002 until approximately December 2005.
Though there have been eighteen reports of slats separating from the crib rails. Thankfully, no one has reported an injury due to this malfunction as of yet.
CPSC would like consumers to contact them with reports of injury due to this product. CPSC’s website or call (800) 638-2772 for more information.
Owners are being encouraged to contact the manufacturer for a free replacement drop side to attach to their crib, available in March of this year. Contact Caramia at (877) 728-0342 or Carmia’s website.