The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of approximately 16,700 Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs due to a fall, suffocation and entrapment hazard. The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation.
The recalled cribs were sold exclusively at J.C. Penney stores from 2005 to 2008 for between $150 and $400. Click here for a complete description and a list of models numbers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child such as a bassinet or toddler bed depending on the child's age. Then contact the manufacturer, Nan Far Woodworking, for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. For additional information, contact Nan Far Woodworking toll-free at (877) 967-5770 or visit the firm's website at www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com.To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. Consumers are encouraged to obtain more details on recalls and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.