320,000 Jardine cribs sold in Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide were recalled Tuesday after four children became trapped due to broken spindles and slats in the cribs. Two of the children were bruised and suffered cuts as a result of their entrapment. There were a total of 42 reported incidents with broken or falling spindles from the sides as well as broken slats.
From the Associated Press by Natasha T. Metzsler: Earlier this year, Janine Nieman of East Stroudsburg, Pa. heard her son, Aiden, screaming first thing in the morning. She found him trapped with his body outside of the crib and his stuck head inside. One of the spindles had fallen out of the frame and he had slid through the gap up to his head. Nieman and her husband, Thomas, slid Aiden back into the crib. He came out of the ordeal shaken but uninjured.
The baby cribs in question were manufactured in China and Vietnam by Jardine Enterprises. There were sold by Toys R Us, Inc. retailers which include KidsWorld stores, Geoffrey stores, Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us. Geoffrey stores and KIdsWorld stores are no longer in existence but did sell the recalled cribs when they were open. These cribs were sold around the country from January 2002 through May 2008.
For specific models that have been recalled, please check out the Consumers Product Safety Commission for detailed model numbers as well as descriptions and photos. Locate your crib model number which is found printed on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard. Compare to the listing at the CPSC website. These cribs ranged in price from $150 – $300 with one model (Mahogany Positano Lifetime Crib) which sold for $450.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site here.