Delta “Safety Peg” Dropside Crib Recall Reannounced After Infant Death

Federal regulators are re-issuing a Delta drop side crib recall that was first announced in 2008, as it was recently discovering that an infant died in one of the recalled cribs that was acquired secondhand. 

The Delta “Safety Peg” drop side crib recall was re-announced on March 22, in a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The cribs were originally recalled in October 2008, following the death of an 8-month-old girl who got caught and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached. In January 2011, the CPSC discovered that a 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colorado, also became entrapped and died in one of the cribs in 2009. That crib was obtained secondhand.

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The Delta drop side cribs have been found to pose a risk of entrapment and suffocation to infants and toddlers if a small safety peg in the base of each leg of the crib is missing. If the safety peg is not in the lower track, the crib can disengage and detach if lowered below the peg hole, creating a hazardous gap.

The cribs were originally sold between December 1995 and September 2007 for about $100 at several large retailers, including Walmart, Kmart and Target. However, they are also widely found to be resold second hand, increasing the risk that the removable safety peg may be missing in reassembled cribs. These cribs have the following model numbers located on the mattress support board label:

4320, 4340, 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, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980

The CPSC warns parents and caregivers not to use cribs that are missing a safety peg. Consumers with the recalled cribs can contact Delta for a free repair kit at 1-800-816-5304.

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