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Dutailier Group Drop-side cribs

Date: 
November 2, 2011
Brand: 
Dutailier Group
Sold At: 

Children’s products stores and other baby specialty stores from January 2009 through February 2010 for between $425 and $775.

Problem:

The slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails creating a space between the slats. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 440 cribs
If You Own This Product: 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Dutailier Group to receive a free repair kit which consists of a new fixed side to replace the drop-side of the crib. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

Consumer Contact: 

For additional information, contact the Dutailier Group toll-free at (800) 363-9817 on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m ET, and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Incidents/Injuries: 

The firm is aware of 16 reports in which the slats on the drop side became detached from the top or bottom of the drop side rails of a crib. No injuries have been reported.

Manufactured In: 
China

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