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November 23, 2009

Stork Craft Crib Recall – How to Check Your Crib and What To Do

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 11:43 pm

Product recalls are not an area that we typically write about, but given that so many of us have little ones in cribs we wanted to spread the word about an important crib recall that was announced today.

Earlier today the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Stork Corporation (a Canadian company) announced the recall of over 2.1 Million cribs.  These cribs were sold under the Stork Craft brand name as well as the Fisher-Price brand name.  The problem with the crib is that the “drop-side” can detach from the rest of the crib creating a highly dangerous situation.  Here are the relevant photos that show how the detachment of the drop-side from the crib and create a potentially tragic situation:

So what should you do?  First, determine if you have a crib that meets the recall.  Here are the instructions from Stork and the CPSC:

“The manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm’s name, address, and contact information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The firm’s insignia “storkcraft baby” or “storkling” is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs. In Stork Craft cribs that contain the “Fisher-Price” logo, this logo can be found on the crib’s teething rail, in the manufacturer’s instructions, on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board, and on the end panels of the Twinkle-Twinkle and Crystal crib models.”

Below are photos showing you where to check on your specific crib:

If you have a crib that is included in this recall first you need to find an alternative sleep environment for your child.  Some options to consider would be co-sleeping for a short period of time, using a “pack & play” or some other sleep alternative.  Next contact Stork Craft to get your free repair kit.
Here is the contact information for Stork Craft: (877) 274-0277 or go to www.storkcraft.com.

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  1. Those recalls are pretty scary to me; and I believe that many parents are overwhelmed by the variety that is out there. I did some research on baby-crib furniture and found help for parents shopping for baby furniture cribs. There are actual crib safety standards – if you verify that your new baby furniture crib adheres to these safety standards, you can be sure that there will be no harm caused by the crib – design itself. Mandatory industry safety standards as set by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). In addition, there are voluntary standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Furniture cribs that meet or exceed these safety standards are certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). So watch for a JPMA certification if you purchase a new crib, to assure the maximum safety for your baby or toddler. Andrea from baby furniture cribs

    Comment by Andrea — March 24, 2010 @ 9:04 am

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