The CPSC recalled over 2 million drop-side cribs from seven firms today, due to reports of falling and entrapment. The makers are:
Drop-side cribs have a side rail that moves up and down to make it easier to pick up and put down your baby. However, every drop-side crib that has ever been recalled has been because of a problem with its hardware or durability created an opening where a child could get trapped or asphyxiated.
Here’s a video that explains the dangers more in-depth and how to deal with them.
The CPSC warns not to try to jerry-rig your drop-side crib to fix it. Immobilization devices will be issued in the next few weeks to disable the side rails from moving. However, if your drop-side hardware is damaged or broken, contact the manufacturer for an alternate solution.
Seven Manufacturers Announce Recalls to Repair Cribs to Address Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards [CPSC]
Seven firms recall 2 million drop-side cribs [Consumer Reports Safety Blog]