More than 2.1 million drop-side cribs are being recalled after reports that four babies suffocated. The recalled cribs are made by Stork Craft Manufacturing of Canada. Nearly 150,000 of the cribs carry the Fisher-Price logo.
The Stork Craft cribs have had problems with their hardware, which cause the drop-side to detach, creating a space that can trap a child.
Consumer Products Safety Ccommission is now advising consumers against using any drop-side cribs and urge people to order plastic kits from Stork Craft to immobilize the crib sides.
The cribs, manufactured and distributed between January 1993 and October 2009, were sold at major retailers including BJ’s Wholesale Club, Sears and Wal-Mart stores and online through Target and Costco. They sold for between $100 and $400 and were made in Canada, China and Indonesia.