Second Jardine Crib Recall
For the third time in a year, Jardine cribs sold at Toys “R” Us and other stores, have been recalled. The 96,000 cribs recalled Thursday are in addition to 320,000 recalled last June and 56,450 in January.
The latest Jardine Crib Recall action came after the Consumer Product Safety Commission received 31 reports of wooden slats breaking, including two incidents in which children got caught in the opening.
There was only one report of minor injuries (bumps and abrasions), but the CPSC expressed concern that the breakage “can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.”
Jardine, a Taiwanese company, recalled about 320,000 cribs in June 2008 and another 56,450 in January. The cribs, which were made in China and Vietnam, were sold .for between $220 and $330 at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com.
The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Jardine cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. Jardine will provide consumers with detailed instructions for purchasing cribs in retail stores and online. For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jardinecribrecall.com.
For details: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09207.html
Reprinted from Your Money's Worth, based on CPSC information