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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

another deadly crib recall: just put your baby in a drawer it's safer!

It seems that every time I turn around there is another recall for another crib from another manufacturer world wide and it's got me thinking and probably many other mums out there...

Just where can baby sleep that is safe?

This crib recall is labeled as extremely serious because a child was killed and another injured.   However even if a child is potentially at risk I consider that to be extremely serious!

No parent should have to worry when they put their baby down at night that the bed they are using might be considered a death trap, and these manufacturers although are recalling these items (ahem trying to take responsibility) BULLSHIT!  They need to take more safety steps in the products they are producing to eliminate this threat from happening before a recall occurs as far as I'm concerned.

The CPSC received reports of 31 drop side incidents. In addition, CPSC and Dorel Asia received reports of 36 incidents of slat breakage, including seven reports of bruises and scratches to children and two reports of entrapment that resulted in no injury. (Well that's not bad I suppose ...)

This report comes from Modern Mom and parents are urged to immediately stop using the crib. The products listed below were sold at K-mart, Sears and Wal-Mart nationwide from January 2005 to December 2009.

PERSONAL ADVICE: Even if your crib is not listed below but you have bought your crib from one of the retailers above for the same product I would advise you check into your products safety and demand it's safe before continuing to use it, because you never know and your child's life is not worth the risk!

Description: The following Dorel Asia cribs are involved in the recall:

WM1633 (Drop side): 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry
WM1633-0 (Drop side): 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry (no castors)
WM1676BC (Fixed): 4-1 Bethany James Crib - Walnut
WM1676BCR-DC (Fixed): 2-1 Crib -Walnut
WM2163 (Fixed): 4-1 Crib - Manhattan Walnut
WM2163DC (Fixed): 4-1 Crib - Manhattan Walnut
WM1633-0-DC (Fixed): 3-1 Sleigh Crib (no castors)
GP004B3EGR (Drop side): 3-1 Convertible - Espresso
GP004B3WGR (Drop side): 3-1 Convertible - White
GP006BCEGR (Drop side): Single - Espresso
GP006BCWGR (Drop side: Single - White
DA1615B3 (Drop side): 3-1 Convertible Crib - Natural
DAKM5132 (Drop side): 3-1 Convertible Crib - White
DASE5005 (Drop side): Cottage Hill Single Crib - White
DASE5009 (Drop side): Vintage Estate 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry
DA0504KMC-1N (Drop side): 3-1 Heritage Crib - Natural
DA0504KMC-1W (Drop side): 3-1 Heritage Crib - White
DA1614B3 (Drop side): 3-1 Lexington Crib - Cherry
DAKM5152 (Drop side): Single Jenny Lind Crib - Walnut
DASE5015 (Drop side): 3-1 Convertible - Toffee

Consumers should log on to to order the free replacement kit to prevent child entrapment in these cribs. The repair kits will be provided to owners within the next several weeks as if that is suppose to give you some peace of mind without watching your child every moment they sleep.

Consumer Contact: Call Dorel Asia toll-free at (866) 762-2304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

Consumers are urged not use a crib if there are missing pieces, broken slats or the product appears defective.

I don't know.  This is total crap if you ask me!  It's frustrating and infuriating that parents have to wait for a child to possibly become injured or even worse be killed before manufacturer's do something to make sure things like this don't happen before a recall is forced.

When I was a kid and my parents had nowhere to put me and a playpen wasn't around.  They put me in a dresser drawer.  Not closed (mind you) at least I think it wasn't closed lmao. And when we had Trace (pickleboy) we had no crib as he came earlier than intended and so we improvised and used a Fisher Price Wagon before moving onto a playpen as he never quite got used to sleeping in a crib.  Maybe not the right choices but it seems it was a hell of a lot safer than these death traps they are putting out on the market today.


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