Infant Death Prompts Crib Recall: Delta Enterprise
Drop side cribs by Delta Enterprise are being recalled (recall issued October 21, 2008) after the death of an infant when the drop side of the crib detached. This is two recalls for the same company affecting 600,000 cribs for the first and 985,000 for the second. Both recalls call for repair of affected cribs.
CPSC Recall 1, Release #09-016:
This recall is for 600,000 Delta drop side cribs made in China in which spring peg failure can cause entrapment and/or suffocation.
The CPSC says, "The crib's drop side can detach when the spring peg is not engaged, which can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers. If the spring pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are pushed back into the lower track, the pegs can become nonfunctional. This can cause the drop side to detach from the crib and create a gap that can entrap an infant or toddler."
Caregivers should stop using this crib immediately and contact Delta immediately for a free, easy-to-repair kit.
All Delta drop side cribs manufactured prior to 2006 that use "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" drop side hardware design.
Recall model numbers (found on mattress support board):
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 CPSC says, "The cribs, which were made in China, were sold at major retailers nationwide from January 2000 through January 2007 for between $33 and $200. Cribs currently sold at retail are not involved."
CPSC Recall 2, Release #09-017:
This recall is for Delta drop side cribs missing safety pegs, and it involoves 985,000 cribs made in Taiwan and Indonesia.
The CPSC says, "Failure to use or install safety pegs can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers. When the safety pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are missing from the lower track, the crib locks can disengage and detach if lowered below the peg hole, creating a hazardous gap. This gap can lead to the entrapment and suffocation of an infant or toddler."
Caregivers should stop using these cribs immediately if cribs are missing safety pegs. Consumers having cribs that have all safety pegs can keep using the cribs, but all consumers should contact Delta for free repair kits that include safety pegs with bold colors and warning labels.
All Delta cribs manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia with the "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop side hardware design.
Recall model numbers (found on mattress support board label):
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.
Date codes range from 1995 through December 2005, and model 4624 in 2007.
The CPSC says, "The cribs, which were made in Taiwan and Indonesia, were sold at major retailers, including Walmart, Kmart and Target.com from January 1995 through September 2007 for about $100. These cribs have also been found to be sold secondhand. Cribs currently sold at retail are not involved."
Contact Information for Both Recalls:
Delta's Recall Hotline: (800) 816-5304
Delta recall website: www.cribrecallcenter.com
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908