If you have a child that sleeps in a crib, you need to check and see who made that crib as soon as possible.
After four child deaths and 15 entrapments, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) “…announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada.”
Pretty much every Stork Craft crib with a manufacturing date between January 1993 and October 2009 and Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo with manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004 are subject to this recall. This recall only involves Stork Craft cribs with a “plastic trigger and one-hand-system drop-side hardware” and not those with “metal rod drop-side hardware”. Any Stork Craft crib that does NOT have a drop down side are not affected by this recall.
You can find the “manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm’s name, address, and contact information… on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The firm’s insignia “storkcraft baby” or “storkling” is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs. In Stork Craft cribs that contain the “Fisher-Price” logo, this logo can be found on the crib’s teething rail, in the manufacturer’s instructions, on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board, and on the end panels of the Twinkle-Twinkle and Crystal crib models.”
If you have one of these cribs, the CPSC urges you to immediately stop using the crib, wait for a free repair kit (that you need to go online and ask for), and do not attempt to use or fix the crib before you get the kit.
Here’s a link to the official US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION recall. And another link to the STORKCRAFT.COM website.
UPDATE : Photos from the CPSC website illustrate the problem…