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Carter's sleep haven 4-1 crib, model #1101TR, purchased it in 2010, dark cherry wood finish
Nursery Equipment & Supplies
Nonportable Cribs (1543)
Summer Infant    
Carter's Sleep Haven
3/3/2010 This date is an estimate
My 19 month son was sleeping in the crib and multiple times has gotten his legs past his knee stuck in the rails causing bruising. Most recently he got just his knee stuck and gave him a huge bruise.
Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
My Child
1 years 7 months
Comment from Summer Infant 4/25/2012
Summer Infant has always taken pride in the fact that we have designed, produced, and tested our cribs to meet all current standards. All of our cribs are designed to meet CPSC “Spacing for Crib Components.” The requirement for spacing between slats is that it must not exceed 6 centimeters or 2-3/8”. Our products are typically designed and manufactured with spacing between the slats to be from 5 and 5.25 centimeters or approximately 2” to 2-1/16”. The design is well within the parameters of the standard. The CPSC has recognized that the standard does allow for arms or legs to be entrapped at times, but there have been no recommendations to change their standard. They have stated that by making the slats closer, a younger or smaller child could have a limb caught, and having them farther apart might allow an older or larger child to have the same problem.

Any crib on the market that has gaps between slats, which most do, will occasionally be involved in an incident like this. We do not like this at all, and we realize that this can be very disturbing to parents. But we must make our products to be within the tolerances set by the CPSC.

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