It's official–yes, after 5 weeks, we now have official word: 350,000 Jardine cribs sold at Babies R Us have been recalled.
Below is the official CPSC notice. Also: Jardine has set up a web site with recall info. Note that the Jardine web site is offering a voucher for a full credit toward the purchase of another crib at BRU. You can fill out an online form or call Jardine at 800-646-4106.
What if you need a crib tonight? For financially-strapped parents in need of a crib or play yard while they await a check from Jardine for a brand new crib, call the Cribs For Kids Hotline (888-721-CRIBS). This non-profit organization provides safe sleep recommendations, as well as low-cost (or no cost) Graco Pack N Plays, depending on financial need.
Also: remember that newborn infants can sleep in a bassinet instead of crib. And older kids can sleep temporarily in a playpen like the Graco Pack N Play. As always, make sure the playpen hasn't been recalled and observe all weight limits (playpens with bassinet features, for example, are limited to babies less than 15 pounds when using the bassinet).
NEWS FROM THE CPSC
Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207
For Immediate Release Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 646-4106
June 24, 2008 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #08-312 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies“R”Us Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
Name of product: Jardine Cribs
Units: About 320,000
Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan
Hazard: The wooden crib slats and spindles can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 42 incidents of crib slats and spindles breaking. Four children became entrapped in the space created by a broken slat or spindle. Two of the children had abrasions and bruising.
Description: Jardine wooden cribs in various styles and finishes, as listed below, are included in this recall.
See the model listing here.
The model number is printed on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.
Sold at: KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys“R”Us, and Babies“R”Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from January 2002 through May 2008 for between $150 and $300, with one model, 0309K00 Mahogany Positano Lifetime Crib, which sold for $450
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jardinecribrecall.com.