Jan 19, 2010 5:15 PM by Natasha T. Metzler, Associated Press

At least 600,000 cribs recalled after child death

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


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