Drop-Side Crib Recall
Written by Faith Anderson on April 17, 2012
Models Affected by the Drop-Side Crib Recall
The drop-side crib recall includes Rockland Furniture-brand drop-side cribs imported and sold by J.C. Penney between 2005 and 2008. The cribs were sold at J.C. Penney stores and online at jcpenney.com from January 2005 through December 2008, for between $150 and $400. The following models have been affected by this drop-side crib recall:
- 343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1
- 343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2
- 343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer
- 343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib
The recalled cribs were manufactured in Taiwan by Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd., and the wooden cribs used plastic hardware to attach the drop side. “Rockland Furniture” and the model number can be found on a rectangular label located on the lower portion of the headboard panel.
CPSC Recommendations for Consumers
According to the CPSC, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Nan Far Woodworking for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, parents and caregivers should find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as in a bassinet, play yard, or toddler bed, depending on the child’s age. A drop-side crib ban put in place by the CPSC went into effect in June 2011, after the commission voted to stop the manufacture, sale and resale of all cribs featuring the drop-side design. The ban was established in light of the 32 infant and toddler deaths that have been associated with drop-side cribs since 2000. The cribs are designed to offer easy access to the child by having one side of the crib that can be unlocked and lowered. Unfortunately, defects in the design and manufacture of drop-side cribs have led to serious infant injury and death.