Drop-Side Crib:

On March 26, 2013, PT Domusindo Perdana issued a recall of their Drop-Side Cribs because the cribs' drop sides can malfunction or detach.  According to the company, when part of the drop side falls out of position it may create a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped.  This can lead to strangulation or suffocation.

Product Information:

  • Product Name: PT Domusindo Perdana drop-side cribs
  • Manufacturer: PT Domusindo Perdana, of Indonesia
  • Importer: JC Penney Corp., of Plano, Texas
  • Units: About 73,000
  • Recalled Models: 14 models of the PT wooden drop-side cribs have been recalled.  Click to see a complete list of the recalled cribs, including the model numbers and description.
  • Price: Between $200 and $400.
  • Dates Sold: From January 1998 through December 2008
  • Places Sold:
    • JCPenney.com
    • JCPenney catalog

Click to see a picture of the recalled drop-side cribs.

Injuries To Date:

  • To date, there have been three incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached that the CPSC and the firm are aware of.
  • To date, there have been no reports of injuries.

Free Immobilizer Kits:

If you or a loved one has purchased the recalled drop-side cribs, you should immediately stop using the recalled cribs.  You should then contact customer service at Modus Furniture International to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers may contact Modus Furniture International at (800) 827-2129.  Consumers may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product:

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of these recalled cribs, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.

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