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November 24, 2009
LARGEST CRIB RECALL EVER: DROP-DOWN-SIDE CRIBS FATAL FOR FOUR INFANTS

Concerned parents across the United States and Canada are taking a closer look at their babies' cribs this morning after the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the largest crib recall in history Thursday following the death of four infants -- the youngest 6 months old and the oldest 9 months old.

The commission told consumers to stop using the 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-down cribs.

"We have had over 100 incidents and 15 entrapments and four tragic deaths of infants caught between the drop-side and the mattress: These infants have suffocated," Consumer Products Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenebaum told "Good Morning America" today.

The incidents, which took place in the United States and Canada, occurred when the drop-down sides of the cribs became detached and dozens of babies became entrapped between the side and the crib frame, or fell out of the crib altogether.

There are about 1.2 million units distributed in the United States, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo, and 968,000 units distributed in Canada. Not all drop-down models have been recalled, only those with plastic hardware and a one-hand system to drop the side rail.

Stork Craft has released a toll-free number for consumers to call, or to order a free repair kit: (877) 274-0277.

Watch the news segment on Good Morning America.


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