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Posted: Oct 05, 2011 4:35 PM
Recall news

The following recall has been announced:

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DROP-SIDE CRIBS

DETAILS: Drop-side cribs imported by J.C. Penney Purchasing Corp. of Plano, Texas and manufactured by Yu Wei Co. Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan; sold at jcpenney.com and in the J.C. Penney catalog from January 2006 through December 2010. The full-size cribs were sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names in the colors of antique white, pecan and dark cherry.

WHY: The drop-side rails on the crib can malfunction, detach or unexpectedly fall down, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. When this happens, a space is created into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.

INCIDENTS: CPSC and the firms are aware of nine incidents involving drop-side rails that malfunctioned or detached, including one report of a child who sustained minor abrasions to the arm.

HOW MANY: About 8,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Yu Wei at 877-806-8190 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT, visit the firm's website at http://www.yuweicribrecalls.com or email yuweiparts(at)aol.com to order a free immobilizer kit.