Jan 19, 2010 5:15 PM by Natasha T. Metzler, Associated Press
The death of a six-month old baby has prompted the recall of about 635,000 cribs sold by Kmart, Sears, Wal-Mart and other stores.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Tuesday of 20 models of Dorel Asia cribs with both drop-sides and fixed front rails.
The cribs are being recalled because the drop side can detach from the crib, creating a space where a child can be trapped and suffocate or strangle, and because a child can be trapped if one of the slats is broken or damaged.
A 6-month-old child from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strangled after getting trapped in the crib when the drop-side hardware broke.
CPSC and Barbados-based Dorel Asia SRL have received 31 reports of incidents involving drop-side cribs and 36 reports of broken slats.
Here is a complete list of recalled cribs:
Model Number Front Rail Description
WM1633 Drop side 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry
WM1633-0 Drop side 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry (no castors)
WM1676BC Fixed 4-1 Bethany James Crib - Walnut
WM1676BCR-DC Fixed 2-1 Crib - Walnut
WM2163 Fixed 4-1 Crib - Manhattan Walnut
WM2163DC Fixed 4-1 Crib - Manhattan Walnut
WM1633-0-DC Fixed 3-1 Sleigh Crib (no castors)
GP004B3EGR Drop side 3-1 Convertible - Espresso
GP004B3WGR Drop side 3-1 Convertible - White
GP006BCEGR Drop side Single - Espresso
GP006BCWGR Drop side Single - White
DA1615B3 Drop side 3-1 Convertible Crib - Natural
DAKM5132 Drop side 3-1 Convertible Crib - White
DASE5005 Drop side Cottage Hill Single Crib - White
DASE5009 Drop side Vintage Estate 3-1 Sleigh Crib - Cherry
DA0504KMC-1N Drop side 3-1 Heritage Crib - Natural
DA0504KMC-1W Drop side 3-1 Heritage Crib - White
DA1614B3 Drop side 3-1 Lexington Crib - Cherry
DAKM5152 Drop side Single Jenny Lind Crib - Walnut
DASE5015 Drop side 3-1 Convertible - Toffee