We tend not to post too many recalls here of brands we don’t tend to cover because, ugh, there are a lot of recalls. But in this case, today’s Stork Craft crib recall of 2.1 million units is the largest crib recall ever, so it seems to warrant a mention. Particularly because the faulty plastic hardware on the drop-side has lead to many injuries and several fatalities. We’re sick just thinking about it.
Do you own one of them? According to the Consumer Reports Blog:
The Stork Craft cribs were manufactured between January 1993 and October
2009. The recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price
logo that were manufactured between October 1997 and December 2004. The
Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo were first sold in the
U.S. and Canada in 1998. The manufacture date, model number, crib name,
country of origin, and the firm’s name, address, and contact
information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to
the mattress support board. The firm’s insignia “storkcraft baby” or
“storkling” is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs.
So if you have one, get your baby out of it. Now. Set up the Pack n Play or make room in your own bed or whatever you have to do. But make sure to call Stork Craft at (877) 274-0277 for a free repair kit before you use that crib again, if at all. -Liz
Find more info at the CPSC website about the Stork Craft crib recall