Crib Recall Expanded
Jardine Enterprises, the manufacturer of Jardine Cribs, as well as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced last week that they were voluntarily expanding a previous recall of the cribs.
Originally Jardine recalled around 320,000 units in June 2008 and has expanded this to include another 56,450 cribs. The reason is the same as it was in June: wooden slats may break on the crib, leaving a gap in which infants can become trapped and strangle to death. Though no injuries have been reported, the CPSC has reported an additional 19 slat breakages since the last recall. Consumers in nine of the incidents said that their infant broke the slat while in the crib. In another incident, a 22-month-old actually fell through the gap when the slat broke.
This expanded recall includes the following models:
- DA715BC – Dark Pine Olympia Crib with the dated code from 2/04 to 1/07
- 0108L00 – Antique Walnut Capri Single Crib with the dated code from 7/06 to 11/07
- 0308C00 – White Capri Lifetime Crib with the dated code from 12/05 to 11/07
The recalled Jardine Cribs were sold nationwide at Kidsworld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us, and Babiesrus.com from March 2004 to January 2009.
If you believe you may have purchased one of these defective cribs, you are instructed to stop using it immediately and contact Jardine to receive full credit toward the purchase of another crib.
You may call Jardine at 800-646-4106.