In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hufco-Delaware Company, of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio, are recalling about 364,000 portable wood cribs. If the hardware used to assemble the crib is not tight, the mattress support platform and mattress can fall to the floor. This poses a risk of injury to young children in the crib.
There have been 41 reports of mattresses falling through portable wood cribs. Of these incidents, 17 children suffered bumps, bruises or scratches.
The portable cribs are made of wood and are smaller than traditional baby cribs. The majority of these portable wood cribs were sold under the Gerry® brand name, and some were sold under the Evenflo® brand name. The recalled portable wood cribs have one of the following model numbers that can be found on a label on the mattress platform underneath the mattress:
8212, 8222, 8232, 8242, 8252, 8282, 8301, 8302, 8311, 8312, 8321, 8322, 8331, 8332,
8341, 8342, 8351, 8352, 8381, 8382, 8512, 8522, 8532, 8542, 8552, 8582, 8712, 8752.
Department and baby products stores nationwide sold these portable wood cribs from January 1991 through December 2002 for about $99.
Consumers should stop using these portable wood cribs immediately, and call (800) 582-9359 anytime for a free upgrade kit that provides additional support for the mattress platform. Consumers also can obtain further information about the portable wood cribs by logging onto www.evenflo.com or visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site at www.cpsc.gov.
No other cribs are included in this recall.