Delta Company of New York will recall 1.6 million cribs that were imported from China (and Taiwan & Indonesia as well). Two babies already died from the faulty drop side function of the cribs.
The cribs were made between 1995 and 2007 and use a trigger lock design.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following safety tips for all parents who use cribs:
- Parents should not use any crib with missing, broken or loose parts.
- Hardware should be inspected from time to time and tightened to keep the crib sturdy.
- When using a drop side crib parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly on its track.
- Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child.
- Do not try to repair any side of the crib without manufacturer approved hardware or with tape, wire or rope.
- Putting a broken side up against the wall does not solve the problem and can often make it worse.