Around 73,000PT Domusindo Perdana drop-side cribs have been recalled due to entrapment and suffocation hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The cribs’ drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
Description: The recall includes 14 models of PT Domusindo Perdana wooden drop-side cribs. The name, model number and date codes are printed on the plywood mattress board.
Where it was sold: The cribs were sold exclusively through JCPenney.com and the JCPenney catalog from January 1998 to December 2008 for between $200 and $400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact customer service at Modus Furniture International to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. The immobilizer kits will be available in May 2013.
In the meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child’s age.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.