Looking for another reason to take up Sean’s challenge and build a custom crib for your new family member? Caramia Furniture this week recalled about 1,000 drop-side cribs because the slats on the drop-side can detatch “posing fall and entrapment hazards to the child.” Though Caramia has received no reports of injuries yet, they’ve received 18 reports of detached slats.
Note: You can also hang on to this as ammunition against your relatives who’ll likely besiege you with “you can’t do that you’ll kill your baby you need to buy the new popular whatsit crib I saw on Oprah for $2,000” arguments. You’re welcome.
The affected cribs were originally sold at Buy Buy Baby and “juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide between September 2002 and June 2004.” If your crib looks similar, look inside the headboard or footboard for manufacturing dates — unless you built it yourself, in which case you’re fine.
Drop-Side Crib Recall [CSPC]