Ethan Allen Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

Recall date:October 22, 2010
Product Category: Furniture

Ethan Allen Drop-Side Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Ethan Allen, of Danbury, Conn. have recalled about 3,250 drop-side cribs.
The crib’s drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress.
An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation.
A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
Ethan Allen has received five reports of incidents involving the crib’s drop-side detaching, resulting in bumps and bruises to three children.
One child became entrapped and two children fell out of the crib after the drop side detached, one child received a pinched hand and one child received an unspecified injury.


This recall involves the products listed below:

This recall involves Ethan Allen brand cribs with item numbers 14-5650, 15-5650, 16-5650, 26-5650, 35-5622, 36-5620, 36-5622 and 38-5622. “Ethan Allen” and the item number are printed on a label on the crib’s headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in a variety of colors. The cribs were sold at Ethan Allen stores from January 2002 through December 2008 for between $550 and $900.They were manufactured in United States and China.

What can you do and whom to contact

  • Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact any Ethan Allen store to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.
  • For additional information, contact Ethan Allen toll-free at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contact the local Ethan Allen store or visit the firm’s website at
  • Click here to see the official recall

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