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2 Deaths Spur Delta Crib Recall

Delta Crib Recall Involves Nearly 1.6 Million Cribs; None Currently in Stores
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Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD


Oct. 21, 2008 -- Delta Enterprise Corp. of New York is recalling nearly 1.6 million drop side cribs after two babies suffocated when the cribs' drop side detached.

That news comes from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Delta crib recall includes 985,000 cribs with Delta's "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop side hardware and about 600,000 cribs with Delta's "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" drop side hardware.

If you have a Delta crib, check the model number, which is located on top of the mattress support board.

Here are the model numbers for the recalled Delta cribs with the "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop side hardware, which were sold between 1995 and December 2005: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624 (production dates 01/06 through 11/07), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 01/95 through 12/00), 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, and 4980.

Here are the model numbers for the recalled Delta cribs with the "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" drop side hardware, which were sold from January 2000 through January 2007: 4340, 4343, 4520, 4600, 4620, 4624, 4625, 4629, 4660, 4665, 4720, 4750, 4751, 4850, 4855, 4857, 4880, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-2B, 4925-6, 4980, and 8605.

None of the recalled cribs are currently in stores.

Free Delta Crib Repair Kits

Delta is providing free kits to repair the recalled cribs. For more information, call Delta's recall hotline at 800-816-5304 after 5 p.m. today or visit Delta's crib recall web site.

Meanwhile, the CPSC urges parents with the recalled cribs to find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child.

Even if you don't have a recalled crib, the CPSC has these tips for parents:

  • Make sure to tighten the crib's hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy.
  • When using a drop side crib, make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly.
  • Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child.
  • Don't try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire, or rope.

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