The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd., announced recently a voluntary product recall of the following consumer product:
ROCKLAND FURNITURE DROP-SIDE CRIBS
Consumers should immediately cease using these recalled products unless otherwise instructed. There are approximately 16,700 Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs units in distribution. These recalled products are imported by J.C. Penney Purchasing Corp., of Plano, Texas. The product defect associated with these cribs is drop- side malfunction, either in the form of detachment or outright failure, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped. This condition obviously can lead to strangulation or suffocation hazards. Children can additionally, and have, fallen out of these cribs. Drop-side incidents can further occur due to age-related wear and tear upon these products.
CPSC and these firms noted above are aware currently of five (5) such incidents wherein the drop sides have malfunctioned or otherwise detached, including one report of a child who became entrapped.
This product recall includes Rockland Furniture brand drop-side cribs imported and sold by JCPENNEY from 2005 to 2008. The wooden cribs used plastic hardware to attach the drop side. "Rockland Furniture" and the model number can be found on a rectangular label located on the lower portion of the headboard panel. These are the following six (6) drop-side crib models which are included in the subject recall:
- 343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1
- 343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2
- 343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer
- 343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib
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