Victory Land Group Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Kmart Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards
Recall date:October 22, 2010
Product Category: Furniture
|The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Victory Land Group Inc., of Bartlett, Ill.
have recalled about 34,000 drop-side cribs.
The crib’s drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side 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 age-related wear and tear.
CPSC and Victory Land Group have received 17 reports of incidents involving drop-side rail detachments from the cribs.
Three infants received bruises and abrasions to the neck, back and legs after becoming entrapped when the drop-side detached.
This recall involves the products listed below:
This recall involves Heritage Collection 3-in-1 drop-side cribs with Kmart model numbers 07-1248 and 07-1252. They were sold in natural and white colors.
A label with Kmart and the model number can be found on the inner side of the crib’s headboard or footboard on the bottom rail. The 3-in-1 infant cribs can also be converted into a toddler bed and a double bed.
The cribs were sold at Kmart stores nationwide from February 2007 through October 2008 for about $130.
They were manufactured in Vietnam.
What can you do and whom to contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and contact the Victory Land Group for 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 Victory Land Group at (866) 499-2099 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.victorylandgroup.com
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