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Posted by on Oct. 22, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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I found this on the BabyCenter website:

1.6 million Delta cribs recalled after baby's death

Tue, Oct 21, 2008 (BabyCenter News) - Delta Enterprise has announced a recall of approximately 1.6 million drop side cribs in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The cribs are not currently in stores; they were last sold in 2007.

Roughly 1 million cribs are being recalled for missing safety pegs. When the safety pegs in the base of each crib leg are missing, the crib locks can detach, creating a hazardous gap. Babies and toddlers can get caught in this gap and suffocate.

In the other 600,000 cribs, the drop side can detach when the spring peg is not engaged. This also poses the risk of entrapment and suffocation to babies and toddlers.

CPSC has received one report of an 8-month-old baby who became trapped and then suffocated when the drop side detached in a crib without safety pegs. CPSC has also received two reports of children getting trapped, nine reports of locks detaching in cribs without safety pegs, and one report of the drop side detaching due to a disengaged spring peg.

This recall includes Delta cribs that have the "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop side hardware design. They have date codes ranging from 1995 through December 2005, and one model (4624) was made in 2007. The following model numbers are included in this recall: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624 (production dates 01/06 thru 11/07), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 01/95 thru 12/00), 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980.

This recall also includes all Delta drop side cribs manufactured prior to 2006 that use "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" drop side hardware design. The recalled model numbers include: 4340, 4343, 4520, 4600, 4620, 4624, 4625, 4629, 4660, 4665, 4720, 4750, 4751, 4850, 4855, 4857, 4880, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-2B, 4925-6, 4980, and 8605.

The model number, country of origin, and manufacture dates are located on top of the mattress support board. The recalled cribs have Delta's name and address on the mattress support boards and Delta's logo on the teether rail.

Cribs currently sold at retail stores are not being recalled.

The cribs with missing safety pegs were sold at major retailers, including Walmart and Kmart, and online via Target's website from January 1995 through September 2007 for about $100. These cribs have also been found in secondhand shops. They were made in Taiwan and Indonesia.

The cribs with defective spring pegs were sold at major retailers nationwide from January 2000 through January 2007 for between $33 and $200. They were made in China.
-- Alissa Merksamer, BabyCenter News

What you can do:

· Immediately stop using the recalled crib and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. The kit will include safety pegs in a bold color and warning labels to be attached to the mattress board. If your crib has all its safety pegs installed, you may continue to use the crib safely. However, CPSC recommends that you contact Delta for the repair kit for future assembly purposes.


· For additional information, call Delta toll-free at (800) 816-5304 or visit the company's recall page to obtain a free replacement kit.


Remember to never use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop side crib, check to make sure the drop side and other moving parts operate smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and trap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire, or rope.


See photos of the cribs with missing safety pegs and cribs with defective spring pegs on the CPSC's website.


· Keep abreast of children's safety recalls by checking our recall finder.

by on Oct. 22, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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by on Oct. 22, 2008 at 12:25 PM

Thx Momma I needed the info

by on Oct. 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Wow...this information makes me happy that my two are no longer in cribs. Actually just got my youngest a toddler bed just a few months ago. I am very happy now that I did. Hopefully they have all those cribs straightened out when we decide to have another baby.

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