Delta Crib Recalls

On October 21, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 985,000 drop-side cribs in order to replace missing safety pegs located in the base of each leg of the crib. Failure to use the safety pegs can result in entrapment or suffocation of infants and toddlers in the gap created by the detached side. A recall of approximately 600,000 drop-side cribs was also announced for a drop-side that could detach when the spring peg is not engaged and cause entrapment or suffocation of infants and toddlers.

The CPSC received a report of the death of an 8-month-old child who suffocated from entrapment when the drop side detached from the crib. Two additional entrapments were reported, along with nine disengagement incidents involving missing safety pegs. The cribs were sold nationwide from January 1995 through September 2007.

The 985,000 crib recall involves all Delta drop-side cribs manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia that feature the “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” hardware design. The model numbers included in the recall are: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624 (production dates 1/2006 to 11/2007), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 1/1995 to 12/2000), 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, and 4980.

The 600,000 recall involves all Delta drop-side cribs made prior to 2006 that feature the “Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg” hardware design. The model numbers included in the recall are: 4340, 4343, 4520, 4600, 4620, 4624, 4625, 4629, 4660, 4665, 4720, 4750, 4751, 4850, 4855, 4857, 4880, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-2B, 4925-6, 4980, and 8605.

The CPSC and Delta urge consumers to immediately stop using the defective cribs and contact the company at 800-816-5304 to receive a free repair kit with new safety pegs.

 

Sources:

  1. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09016.html
  2. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09017.html