WASHINGTON — The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp. announce the recall of 985,000 drop-side cribs. 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. This creates a hazardous gap, which can lead to the entrapment and suffocation of an infant or toddler.

The recall involves all Delta cribs manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia with the “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop side hardware design. These model numbers and country of origin can be located on the mattress support board label: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624 (production dates 1/06-11/07), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 1/95–2/00), 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.

The cribs were sold at major retailers, including Walmart, Kmart and Target.com from January 1995 through September 2007, for about $100.

Parents and caregivers are urged to immediately stop using cribs that are missing a safety peg on any leg of the crib and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Consumers with cribs that have all safety pegs installed may still use the cribs, but are also asked to contact Delta toll-free at (800) 816-5304 or log onto www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free replacement kit.

The CPSC would like to remind parents not to use cribs with missing, broken or loose parts; to tighten hardware from time to time; to check for disengagements that could create a gap that could entrap a child; and not to repair crib sides using tape, wire or rope.

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