Crib Recalls: Ensuring the Safety of Infants
As parents, we always want to ensure the safety of our children, especially when it comes to their sleeping environment. Unfortunately, there have been several instances of crib recalls due to fall and entrapment hazards in recent years. Here are some of the most notable recalls:
Thornhill Baby Cribs
Crate and Barrel recalled their Thornhill Dark Brown and Natural Baby Cribs in 2023 due to fall and entrapment hazards. The cribs have a dark brown wash finish and gold-capped feet. The model numbers included in the recall are: 1047-252, 1047-323, 1047-632 and 1047-972. Parents are advised to contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund or replacement.
Fisher-Price recalled all 4.7 million of their Rock ‘n Play Sleepers in April 2019 after 32 deaths were linked to the sleeper in nearly 10 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics had warned against using the product for overnight sleep. Parents were advised to contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher for a new product.
Delta recalled 1.6 million cribs in 2008 after the deaths of two infants. This recall involves all Delta cribs manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia, with the “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop side hardware design. Parents were advised to contact Delta for a free repair kit.
It is important for parents to stay informed about crib recalls and to act quickly to ensure the safety of their children. If you suspect that your crib may be part of a recall, check the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website for the latest information.