Dream On Me Cribs Recalled

May 25, 2011

Filed under: Recalls — Baby Eco Trends @ 2:57 pm

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dream on Me, Inc. have recalled approximately 22,000 full size and portable drop side cribs.  The cribs, made in China, were sold between 2006 & 2009 for $150-$200 at Toys R Us, Walmart and Target stores as well as Amazon.com.  BabyEcoTrends.com has never sold this crib or any other Dream on Me, Inc products.

In the case of the Dream on Me Full Size Cribs, “drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. A child can also fall out of the crib.”  If the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between in which an infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation.

As for the Dream on Me Portable Cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can also “break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib or fall unexpectedly.”  In addition, the portable crib mattress support hardware can break easily ” and the slats can loosen or break and detach from the crib. Children can also cut themselves on exposed hardware inside the cribs.”

  • Dream on Me Full-Size Crib model numbers being recalled:  613, 615, 616, 617, 619, 628 & 639.  The model # and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed inside an end panels, manufactured between January 2006 and December 2009.
  • Dream on Me Portable Crib model numbers being recalled:  621, 625 & 627.  The model # and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed on the mattress board, manufactured between August 2007 and February 2009.

The manufacturer is providing free kits for their full-size cribs that will immobilize the drop side.  Portable cribs will be replaced with portable cribs with fixed sides.

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IKEA SNIGLAR Cribs Recalled

February 18, 2011

Filed under: Recalls — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:08 pm

Yesterday the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings announced a voluntary recall of the IKEA SNIGLAR cribs (fixed sides, full size cribs with model number 60091931), manufactured in Romania.  The words “SNIGLAR, IKEA” and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support.  The CPSC states that consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

In the US, approximately 20,000 SNIGLAR crib were sold exclusively at IKEA stores from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80.  No incidents or injuries have been reported but the cribs do pose an entrapment & suffocation hazard.  The four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough and can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation.

According to the CPSC’s website: “Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in the recall. If the bolt does not extend through the nut, the crib is included in the recall. Contact IKEA for a free repair kit for recalled cribs. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.”

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