C&T International/Sorelle cribs have been recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. On May 6, 2010, the CPSC announced a voluntary recall of the C&T International/Sorelle drop side cribs due to strangulation and suffocation hazards. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The cribs' drop-side hardware can disengage from the tracks, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side partially detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress where infants and toddlers can become entrapped. This can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. Complete detachment of the drop sides can lead to falls from the crib. In addition, slats can detach from the sides of the cribs. Infants and toddlers can then become entrapped, strangle or fall out of the crib.
CPSC and C&T/Sorelle have received reports of 104 incidents of drop-side and slat detachments in their drop-side cribs. Six infants received bruises and abrasions from becoming entrapped or falling after the drop side collapsed.
The cribs were sold at children's product stores and other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600. This recall involves C&T International, Sorelle and Golden Baby wood cribs. The model number and/or model name is printed on a label affixed to the footboard or headboard under the "caution statement."
CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact C&T/Sorelle to receive a free replacement kit. For four of the older models of the cribs the Hampton, Jackie, Nina and Rita models -- the firm may be unable to supply a part to repair the crib and will, instead, provide consumers with a $100 voucher towards the purchase of another C&T product.
The recalled units include:
For additional information, contact C&T/Sorelle toll-free at (877)791-9398 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms website at www.candtinternational.net.
The SPSC Recall Hotline is 800-638-2772. For more information on Crib Safety, visit CPSC's Crib Information Center.
Important Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Disengagements can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers.
For the full text of the CPSC recall, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10222.html
If you would like to report an incident or injury with this product, go to: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.