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Nov 24, 2009 12:14 PM by Bethany Tucker

Largest crib recall in U.S. history underway

Government safety regulators have issued the biggest crib recall in US history.

Officials have issued a recall for more than two million drop-side cribs, made by Stork Craft manufacturing. More than one million cribs were sold in the US. Thousands carry the "Fisher Price" logo.

They apparently have plastic hardware that can break, causing the drop-side to detach. Four young children have died after getting stuck in the drop-side, and suffocating.

Many child safety advocates say it's time to get rid of drop-side designs altogether. "Drop side cribs, because of the amount of hardware that's involved, because it weakens the structure of the crib itself have been involved in numerous deaths and injuries," said Nancy Cowels, spokesperson for Kids in Danger.

The industry standards board voted just last week to no longer certify drop-side cribs in the US. But, there's no word on when the industry might adopt the new standards.

The cribs were sold at some big retailers like Target, WalMart, Sears and KMart.

Parents are urged to stop using the cribs immediately, until they receive a repair kid from Stork Craft.

For additional information, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime to order the free repair kit, or log on to click here.


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