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Drop-Side Crib by Dorel Distribution Canada

Starting date:
June 24, 2010
Posting date:
June 24, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002336

Affected products

Drop-Side Crib by Dorel Distribution Canada

Product description

This recall involves drop-side cribs with model number 10DV611BC and in Honey Pine (colour), distributed by Dorel Distribution Canada. The crib brand, model number, and "Dorel Distribution Canada" can be found on the assembly instruction sheet that is attached to the crib's mattress support board, as well as at the bottom of the crib's headboard.

Hazard identified

The crib's drop-side hardware can break or become damaged, causing the drop-side to detach. If the drop-side detaches, it could create a space between the side of the crib and the mattress. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts. Infants and toddlers could roll into this space and may become entrapped, which could lead to suffocation or strangulation, or they could fall out of the crib.

Health Canada has received 1 report with no injuries related to the drop-side being installed upside-down and detaching from the crib.

Dorel Distribution Canada has not received any reports of injuries or incidents.

Parents and caregivers are reminded to check their baby's drop-side crib regularly. They are instructed not to use it if any parts are loose or missing, or if there are any signs of damage to the drop-side hardware. Only parts obtained from the original manufacturer must be used for repairs. Do not repair broken parts with tape, wire, or rope. Contact the manufacturer if replacement parts or additional instructions are needed.

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 Consumer Information Bulletin - Safe Sleep Practices for Infants.

Number sold

In Canada, 1,404 of the recalled cribs were sold.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 2005 to 2007. Dorel Distribution Canada is no longer distributing this crib in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Dorel Distribution Canada
Ville Saint-Laurent
Quebec
CANADA
Tel: 1-800-295-1980

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What you should do

Consumers should carefully examine the drop-side hardware for any signs of damage. If consumers determine that their drop-side has been installed upside down, or that the drop-side hardware is broken, loose, missing, or deformed, or if there are any other reasons for concern, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative safe sleeping environment for their baby.

Consumers should not return the crib. Dorel Distribution Canada is offering a free retrofit kit to affected consumers. However, due to the unavailability of parameters involved in the testing, Health Canada remains unable to assess the retrofit kit.

For more information, consumers may contact Dorel Distribution Canada at 1-800-295-1980 between 8 AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday. Consumers may also visit Dorel Distribution to verify if their crib is included in this recall.

Consumers may also view a Health Canada background document explaining the recalls for drop-side cribs announced on June 24, 2010.