Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side
Cribs Sold Exclusively
JCPenney Due to Entrapment
and Suffocation Hazards
– The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation
with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall
of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
Units: About 8,000
Importer: JCPenney, of Plano, Texas
Manufacturer: Yu Wei Co. Ltd., of Taipei,
Hazard: The drop-side rails on the crib can
malfunction, detach or unexpectedly fall down, causing part
of the drop side to fall out of position. When this happens,
a space is created into which an infant or toddler can roll
and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation
or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side
incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and due
to age-related wear and tear.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firms are
aware of nine incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned
or detached, including one report of a child who sustained
minor abrasions to the arm.
Description: This recall involves Yu Wei
full-size cribs sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names.
The cribs were sold in antique white, pecan, and dark cherry
and have the following model numbers and date codes listed
on the inside of the crib’s end panels.
||01/2006 - 12/2010
||01/2007 - 12/2010
jcpenney.com and in the JCPenney catalog from January 2006
through December 2010 for between $300 and $450.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop
using the recalled cribs and contact Yu Wei to get a free
immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the
meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe
sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play
yard or toddler bed depending on your child’s age.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact
Yu Wei at (877)806-8190 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.yuweicribrecalls.com.
Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com
to order a free immobilizer kit.
No. 343-8225 (about 7,300 units produced)
No. 343-9117 (about 700 units produced)
Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any
crib with missing, broken or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware
from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side
crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other
moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners
of the crib for parts separating that can create a gap and entrap
a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib.
Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers.
Crib age is a factor in safety. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends
that you do not use a crib that is older than 10 years old. Effective
June 28, 2011, new, mandatory federal crib rules require that all
cribs manufactured and sold after that date must meet
new and improved safety requirements. Older cribs do not meet the
new standard and can have a variety of safety problems. Check if
your crib has been recalled at www.cpsc.gov.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested
in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly
related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with
the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the
product on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks
of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer
products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and
property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation
more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting
consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical,
chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety
of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette
lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the
rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over
the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this
or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online
call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800)
638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news
release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.
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