WASHINGTON - Approximately 3,900 Rockland Furniture drop-side round cribs have been recalled by Taiwanese manufacturer Nan Far.
The cribs were imported and sold in white, ebony and cherry finished by J.C. Penney Corp. of Plano, TX, for about $400 between January 2005 and December 2008.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), while no injuries have been reported, the crib’s drop-side rails can malfunction, creating a child entrapment risk. Consumers are urged to contact Rockland Furniture to receive a kit that will immobilize the drop-side rails.
This was at least the fourth recall of drop-side cribs imported and sold by JC Penney - totaling more than 100,000 cribs - in less than two years, including the second involving cribs made by Nan Far.
In October 2011, 8,000 drop-side cribs manufactured by Yu Wei Company of Taiwan were recalled following reports of nine drop-side rail malfunctions, including one incident causing minor injuries.
In April 2012, 16,700 drop-side cribs manufactured by Nan Fair Woodworking Co. of Taiwan were recalled following five reports of crop-side crib malfunctions. In one case, a child was entrapped and sustained minor scratches.
This spring, approximately 73,000 wood cribs imported manufactured by PT Domusindo Perdana of Indonesia were recalled.
In December 2010, the CPSC banned the sale and resale of drop-side cribs, citing that the popular infant sleep products were linked to more than than 30 infant deaths and more than 11 million recalls during the first decade of the 21st century. The ban went into effect in June 2011 and includes thrift stores, garage sales and online transactions. In addition, the rule requires child-care centers and hotels to stop using drop-side cribs.
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