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Full sides crib
Baby
Nursery Equipment & Supplies
Nonportable Cribs (1543)
Summer Infant    
The Janes Town Convertible Crib
10820
 
 
Walmart
Kentucky
5/1/2011 This date is an estimate
The consumer stated that she purchased a full size crib for her 9 months old daughter who weights 19-1/2 pounds. The consumer stated that she placed her daughter down for a nap and approximately 5 minutes after she placed her in the crib she heard her cried. The consumer stated that when she walked to the crib she noticed that both of her daughter’s legs were stuck between the slats. The consumer stated that her daughter left leg was stuck between the slats up to her knees and her ankle was twisted. She stated that her daughter’s right leg was stuck up to her thigh.

The consumer stated that the slats are approximately 2-1/2” from each other. The consumer stated that it took both her and her husband to remove the child from between the slats. She stated that she was holding the child still to prevent the child’s legs from being hurt, while her husband maneuver her daughter’s legs trying to free her.

The consumer stated that it took the approximately 10 minutes before they could free her from between the slats. The consumer stated that her left knee is bruised and left ankle is swollen. The consumer treated the swelling by placing ice on her ankle. The consumer stated that she did not take her daughter to the emergency room, but she will be taking her daughter to have her mother who is a medical assistant look at her.

The consumer stated that she contacted the manufacturer and they informed her that they would replace the crib for her, but it would be the same model. The consumer stated that she is not happy with the remedy they are offering her; she believes that the incident could happen again.
The consumer believes that this product should be investigated.


** First aid - Ice compact was applied.
5/10/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
My Child
Female
0 years 9 months
Yes
No
No
The consumer stated that she contacted the manufacturer and they stated that they replace the crib.
Yes
N/A
Comment from Summer Infant 6/12/2012
We have 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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