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2,000 Cribs Recalled After Death of 5 month old

Annys Shin

Playkids USA of Brooklyn, N.Y. said it was recalling 2,000 convertible cribs after a five-month-old child died on Aug. 31, 2008. The infant became entrapped between the mattress and the drop side rail and suffocated.

The cribs involved are portable and the sides are made of a mesh which can expand, creating a gap between the mattress and the side that an infant can fall into and get stuck.

The last portable crib recall was in 2005 when Delta Enterprise Corp. recalled about 10,000 cribs because the slats could separate from the headboard, posing a suffocation hazard.

The crib being recalled is the Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909.

They were sold in juvenile product retailers in New York from March 2007 through September 2008 for about $100.

Consumers should stop using the recalled convertible cribs immediately and contact Playkids USA to receive a full refund.

For additional information, consumers should contact Playkids USA at (718) 797-0302 between 9a.m. and 5p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.The company will accept collect calls.

For more information, you can also go to the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


By Annys Shin |  October 16, 2008; 2:15 PM ET Annys Shin , Consumer Alerts
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