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2.2 Million Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

Baby Suffocation Danger from Stork Craft, Fisher-Price Drop-Side Cribs
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The current recall includes Stork Craft cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between January 1993 and October 2009.

Consumers who purchased the cribs are being offered a free repair kit that will prevent the cribs' drop sides from moving. The repair will turn the drop-side cribs into stationary-side cribs.

This recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo that have manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004. The Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo were first sold in the U.S. in July 1998 and in Canada in September 1998.

The cribs were sold in various styles and finishes. The manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm's name, address, and contact information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board.

The firm’s insignia "storkcraft baby" or "storkling" is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs. In Stork Craft cribs that contain the “Fisher-Price” logo, this logo can be found on the crib’s teething rail, in the manufacturer’s instructions, on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board, and on the end panels of the Twinkle-Twinkle and Crystal crib models.

Major retailers in the United States and Canada sold the recalled cribs including BJ’s Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com from January 1993 through October 2009 for between $100 and $400.

The cribs were manufactured in Canada, China, and Indonesia.

For additional information, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime or visit storkcraft.com to order the free repair kit.

Fleming said that Stork Craft has been inundated with calls, and that the company web site was unable to handle the traffic. She urged consumers who purchased the product to be patient and to keep trying to get through -- and warned them not to used the cribs until the repairs are made.

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