Thursday, April 29, 2010
RECALL: 217,000 Graco®-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lajobi, today announced a voluntary recall of about 217,000 Graco®-branded drop side cribs. The drop side hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall from the cribs when the drop side detaches or fails to lock.

CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 99 reports of drop side incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment. There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached drop side. Both children were freed by their caregivers. There were six reports of children falling due to drop side failure, including one report of a mild concussion.

This recall involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco® wood cribs. The full size cribs were sold in cherry, espresso, natural and white finishes. The production date, item number, purchase order number and finish name is printed on a label affixed to the footboard or headboard. "LaJobi" and the crib model name are printed on a product sticker located on the stabilizer bar or bottom rail of the crib. Affected models are listed below.

PictureNameModel Numbers
Picture of Recalled Crib: Ashleigh Drop SideAshleigh Drop Side3280142 3280154 3280181
Picture of Recalled Crib: Hampton Drop SideHampton Drop Side3080136
Picture of Recalled Crib: Jason Convertible Drop SideJason Convertible Drop Side3290235 3290254 3290281
Picture of Recalled Crib: Kendal Drop SideKendal Drop Side3570170 3570181
Picture of Recalled Crib: Lauren Drop SideLauren Drop Side3250235 3250242 3250247 3250254 3250281 3250282 3150281 3150282
Picture of Recalled Crib: Rachel Convertible Drop SideRachel Convertible Drop Side3300236 3300281
Picture of Recalled Crib: Sarah Drop SideSarah Drop Side3000135 3000136 3000142 3000147 3000154 3000181
Picture of Recalled Crib: Shannon Drop SideShannon Drop Side3010136 3010154 3010181
Picture of Recalled Crib: Tifton Drop SideTifton Drop Side3090136 3270136

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.LaJobi.com to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.

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