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Strangulation Risk Spurs Crib Recall

About 320,000 Jardine Cribs Recalled, Says Consumer Product Safety Commission
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

June 24, 2008 -- The crib company Jardine is recalling about 320,000 of its cribs because of the risk of entrapment and strangulation.

Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs immediately, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

"The wooden crib slats and spindles can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants," states the CPSC's web site.

The CPSC has gotten reports of 42 incidents of crib slats and spindles breaking -- and of four children who became entrapped in the space created by a broken slat or spindle. Two of those children suffered scrapes and bruising.

The recall only includes the following model numbers of Jardine's Berkley, Hilton, Positano, Spindle, and Windsor cribs:

  • Model BC-23: Drop Side Blue Spindle Crib
  • Model BC-36B: Drop Side Light Blue Spindle Crib
  • Model BC-36G: Drop Side Sage Spindle Crib
  • Model BC-36P: Drop Side Pink Spindle Crib
  • Model BC-007: Hilton Drop Side Cherry Single Crib
  • Model BC-010: Windsor Drop Side Cherry Flat Panel Crib
  • Model BC-010C: Windsor Drop Side Cherry Flat Panel Crib
  • Model BC-010HP: Windsor Drop Side Oak/Honey Pine Crib
  • Model BC-010W: Hilton Drop Side White Full Panel Crib
  • Model BC-017: Windsor Drop Side Dark Pine Single Crib
  • Model BC-107C: Hilton Drop Side Cherry Single Crib
  • Model BC-107CR: Windsor Cherry Single Sleigh Crib
  • Model BC-110C: Berkley Drop Side Cherry Flat Panel Single Crib
  • Model BC-110HP: Windsor Drop Side Honey Pine/Honey Single Crib
  • Model BC-110W: Berkley Drop Side White Flat Panel Single Crib
  • Model DA617BC: Wicker 3-in-1 White Crib
  • Model DA620BC: Haven 3-in-1 Oak/Dark Pine Crib
  • Model DA770BC: 4-in-1 White Convertible Crib
  • Model DV730N: Natural Lifetime Crib
  • Model DV730W: White Lifetime Crib
  • Model DV830-N: Natural Lifetime Crib
  • Model DV830-W: White Lifetime Crib
  • Model 0113B00: Drop Side Natural Spindle Crib
  • Model 0113K00: Drop Side Mahogany Spindle Crib
  • Model 0303B00: Berkley Natural Lifetime Crib
  • Model 0303C00: Berkley White Lifetime Crib
  • Model 0303G00: Berkley Cherry Lifetime Crib
  • Model 0309K00: Positano Mahogany Lifetime Crib

The cribs were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys "R" Us, and Babies "R" Us stores nationwide, and online at from January 2002 through May 2008.

For more information, contact Jardine at 800-646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, or visit Jardine's recall web site.

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