Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Crib Recall Expanded

Jardine Enterprises and product-safety regulators expanded a crib recall issued last June because of wooden slats and spindles that can break and entrap and strangle infants, underscoring ongoing problems with crib safety that have spurred the recalls of more than three million units in the U.S. since September 2007.

Jardine's original recall of 320,000 Chinese-made cribs has been expanded to include 56,450 more after federal safety regulators received 20 additional reports of crib slats breaking. Nine of those incidents occurred when infants or toddlers managed to break the slats while in the crib, including one 22-month-old who fell through the gap created by the break.

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