24,000 Cribs Recalled for Fall Risk
Munire Furniture Recalls 24,000 Cribs; Government Issues Crib Safety Tips for All Parents and Caregivers
Feb. 29, 2008 -- Do you have a crib at home? Check it to see if it's
subject to a new crib recall, and to make sure it's set up for infant
The new crib recall, issued by Munire Furniture, includes about 24,000 of
the following wooden cribs made between Nov. 1, 2005, and Nov. 1, 2007:
- Majestic Curved Top cribs with model number 9500
- Majestic Flat Top cribs with model number 9000
- Essex cribs with model number 7100
- Brighton/Sussex cribs with model number 9100
- Captiva cribs with model number 5100
The model number is printed on a white label on the bottom inside of the
right rail. The crib manufacture date is printed on either the white label near
the model number or on the white label located on the bottom of the
Cribs with a green sticker on the mattress frame aren't included in the
The recalled cribs don't meet federal safety standards. The four support
brackets on the mattress support spring are too long, preventing the spring
from lowering to its lowest position. Kids in the cribs may crawl over the
railing, posing a fall hazard. No injuries have been reported, according to the
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The cribs were sold at specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from
November 2005 through November 2007 for $400 to $600.
Stop using the recalled cribs and contact Munire Furniture to receive
replacement spring brackets. Call Munire Furniture at 866-586-9639 between 8
a.m. and 6 p.m. or visit the recall information
section of Munire's web site.
Crib Safety Tips
The CPSC reports that there were 241 deaths associated with nursery products
from 2002 to 2004 among children younger than
Those deaths include 97 crib-related deaths, about half of
which -- 47% -- happened when babies suffocated in soft bedding or underneath a
sibling sharing their crib.
Many injuries and deaths associated with nursery products weren't caused by
those products, notes the CPSC, which provides the following tips for parents
- Always put babies to sleep
on their back in a crib that meets current safety standards.
- Never use a pillow as a mattress for a baby to sleep on or to prop up the
baby's head or neck.
- Don't use old, broken, or modified cribs.
- Regularly tighten hardware to keep cribs' sides firm.
- Never allow a gap larger than two fingers at any point between the sides of
the crib and the mattress.
- Set up play yards according to manufacturers' directions. Only use the
mattress provided with the play yard.
- Don't add extra mattresses, pillows, or cushions to the play yard.
- Routinely check nursery products against CPSC recall lists and remove
recalled products from your home.
- To sign up for automatic email notifications about recalls, visit the CPSC's web site.