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Graco®-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi

Starting date:
April 29, 2010
Posting date:
April 29, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002287

Affected products

Graco®-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi

Product description

This recall involves Graco®-brand drop-side cribs that were manufactured by LaJobi. The cribs affected by this recall are of wooden construction with metal mattress supports and a drop side.

The name "LaJobi" and the crib's model name are printed on a product sticker, located on the stabilizer bar or the bottom rail of the crib. The model number is printed on a label attached to the footboard or headboard.

Recalled models
Crib Name Model Numbers
Hampton Drop Side Hickory Model 3080136
Sarah Drop Side Espresso Model 3000135

Hazard identified

The crib's hardware can break or become damaged, causing the drop-side to detach. When the drop-side detaches, it could create a space between the side of the crib and the mattress. Infants and toddlers could roll into this space and may become entrapped, which might lead to suffocation or strangulation, or they could fall out of the crib. Children can also fall from the crib if the drop-side fails to lock.

LaJobi Inc. in the United States has received a total of 99 reports of incidents involving the drop-side on these cribs, including hardware breakage and drop-side detachment.

Health Canada and Elfe Juvenile Products have not received any reports of injuries or incidents related to the use of these cribs.

For more information on crib requirements in Canada as well as the safe use of cribs, see Health Canada's Crib Safety Booklet. For more information on safe sleeping practices for infants, see Health Canada's Safe Sleep.

Number sold

Approximately 5,180 units of these cribs were sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, The Bay, Zellers, the Loblaws group and various retailers across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2008 to April 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China and Vietnam.

Companies

Importer
Elfe Juvenile Products
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
LaJobi Inc.
Cranbury
New Jersey
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative safe sleeping environment for their child.

Consumers should not return the crib. Any consumer with a crib subject to this recall should contact Elfe Juvenile Products to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side of the crib to a fixed side. The repair kits will be provided to owners within the next several weeks.

In Canada, the sole distributor for LaJobi cribs is Elfe Juvenile Products. Consumers may register to receive a free repair kit by visiting Elfe's Web site or by calling Elfe toll-free at 1-800-667-8184. Consumers may also e-mail Elfe at service@elfe.ca.