Alexander Designs Ltd. brand drop-side cribs, sold exclusively to JCPenny, have been recalled due to entrapment suffocation and fall hazards.
The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, which allows the drop side to detach from the crib, creating a dangerous gap between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which babies can get trapped. This poses risks of suffocation and strangulation. Also, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures also can happen due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear.
CPSC has received two reports of incidents involving malfunctions in the drop-side cribs, but no injuries were reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and order a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail.
For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 295-1980 anytime or visit the firm’s website.
Here are the model numbers affected by the recall:
|Model Name||JCPenney Item Number(s)||Color|
|Alexander 3-in-1 Crib||343-8359||honey pine|
|Alexander Classic Crib||343-8180||cherry|
|Alexander Sleigh Crib||343-8802||cherry|