Second Infant Death Prompts Re-Announcement of Delta Enterprise "Safety Peg" Drop-Side Crib Recall to Repair: Missing Safety Pegs Create Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation
On March 22, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) re-announced a 2008 recall of more than 985,000 Delta Enterprise drop-side cribs. The CPSC recently learned of a 2009 death in which a 7-month-old girl became entrapped and suffocated between the detached drop-side and mattress of her recalled crib. The crib was purchased secondhand and re-assembled without safety pegs in the bottom tracked. The CPSC urges consumers to check their Delta cribs immediately and to STOP using cribs that are missing a safety peg on either leg of the drop side. Contact Delta to receive a no-cost, repair kit at (800) 516-5304 or visit www.cribrecallcenter.com.
Missing safety pegs can create a situation where the crib's drop-side rail disengages from the track. This can create a hazardous space in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate. At the time of the October 2008 recall, CPSC notified consumers about the death of an 8-month-old girl who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached. The crib involved in this incident also was re-assembled without safety pegs. At the time of the October 2008 recall announcement, there were reports of two entrapments and nine detachments in cribs without safety pegs.
This re-announcement involves cribs that were made in Taiwan and Indonesia. The cribs were sold at major retail stores including Kmart, Target and Walmart between January 1995 and December 2005 (through September 2007 for model 4624) for about $100.
Delta's name and address is printed on the mattress support boards and the Delta logo is on the crib's top teether rail. Model numbers are located on the top of the mattress support board. This announcement includes the following 49 crib models with "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop-side hardware:
4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580
4600, 4620, 4624 - production dates 01/06 thru 11/07, 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 - production dates 01/95 thru 12/00
4760, 4770, 4780, 4790
4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892; and
4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980
For more information on Crib Safety, visit CPSC's Crib Information Center.