June 24, 2010
Dorel Distribution Canada is conducting a voluntary public notice on the following crib:
Drop-Side Crib by Dorel Distribution Canada
The crib’s drop-side hardware can break or become damaged, causing the drop-side to detach. If the drop-side detaches, it could create a space between the side of the crib and the mattress. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts. Infants and toddlers could roll into this space and may become entrapped, which would lead to suffocation or strangulation, or they could fall out of the crib.
Dorel Distribution Canada has not received any reports of injuries or incidents.
Parents and caregivers are reminded to check their baby's drop-side crib regularly before using any drop side crib. They are instructed not to use it if any parts are loose or missing, or if there are any signs of damage to the drop-side hardware. Only parts obtained from the original manufacturer must be used for repairs. Do not repair broken parts with tape, wire, or rope. Contact the manufacturer if replacement parts or additional instructions are needed.
The crib model number is printed on the label located on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.
Consumers should carefully examine the plastic drop-side hardware for any signs of damage. If there is any reason for concern, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.
Consumers should not return the crib. Any consumer with a crib subject to this public notice should contact Dorel Distribution Canada to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side of the crib to a fixed side.
If consumers determine that their drop-side has been installed upside down or that the drop-side hardware is broken, loose, missing, or deformed, they should immediately stop using the crib and find an alternative safe sleeping environment for their baby.
For more information, consumers may contact Dorel Distribution Canada at 1-800-295-1980 between 8AM and 5PM ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Rick Leckner 514-731-0000