Hundreds of parents in the Hampton Roads area have been looking under their babies’ mattresses lately, checking the serial numbers. Stork Craft issued a massive recall of over 500,000 cribs earlier this month, citing faulty mattress support brackets, which could result in entrapment and suffocation of the child. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, is aware of ten incidents in which one or more of these mattress support brackets broke. In several of these cases, the break caused the mattress to collapse, which created a perilous gap between the mattress and the crib rails. One toddler fell, sustaining bruises to his forehead. Another baby fell and became entrapped between the mattress and crib rails, but luckily did not receive any injuries.
Contact Stork Craft to receive a free replacement kit, which includes new mattress support brackets. The crib, which is manufactured in Canada, China, and Indonesia, is sold in the U.S. at J.C. Penney, Kmart, Walmart, Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, and Cosco.com. The CPSC advises that 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 the product that contains 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.”
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