Delta Recalls 600,000 Drop-Side Cribs After Infant Death

On October 21, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 600,000 drop-side cribs, citing that the drop side can 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 when the drop side detached from the crib. Other accident reports include one child entrapment. The cribs were sold nationwide from January 2000 through January 2007.

The 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