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As a child safety attorney, I am writing today to get the word out on this The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall as soon as possible. Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados, is announcing a voluntary recall to replace this dangerous product: drop side and non-drop side cribs that pose suffocation and strangulation hazards to infants and toddlers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs until replacement kits are obtained and installed.

A 6-month-old boy from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strangled after getting trapped by this defective product when the drop-side hardware broke. His parents had
continued using the crib after trying to repair it themselves.

In typical corporate fashion, Dorel attempts to shift the blame to the parents child’s death by describing the circumstances leading to this death as "highly unusual," because the crib was known to be broken and had been held together with duct tape, according to investigators of the incident. Anyone who wonders why we need strong attorneys opposing big corporations need look no further. You can be sure that if Dorel Asia were not worried about lawsuits, they would not be voluntarily recalling these cribs.

In addition to the death of a child, other cribs were recalled because a child can be trapped if one of the slats is broken or damaged. This damage can occur while the crib is in use as well as when it is being put together, taken apart or shipped.

CPSC and Dorel Asia SRL have received 31 reports of incidents involving drop-side cribs. There are six reports of incidents of children being trapped between the mattress and the drop side, including three reports of bruises. The agency and company have also received 36 reports of broken slats, including two reports of trapped children and seven reports of bruises and scratches. To receive a free repair kit to prevent this hazard, contact Dorel Asia at 866-762-2304. More information is available online at

The following Dorel Asia cribs are involved in the recall:

Model Number Front Rail Description
WM1633 Drop side 3-1 Sleigh Crib – Cherry
WM1633-0 Drop side 3-1 Sleigh Crib – Cherry (no castors)
WM1676BC Fixed 4-1 Bethany James Crib – Walnut
WM1676BCR-DC Fixed 2-1 Crib – Walnut
WM2163 Fixed 4-1 Crib – Manhattan Walnut
WM2163DC Fixed 4-1 Crib – Manhattan Walnut
WM1633-0-DC Fixed 3-1 Sleigh Crib (no castors)
GP004B3EGR Drop side 3-1 Convertible – Espresso
GP004B3WGR Drop side 3-1 Convertible – White
GP006BCEGR Drop side Single – Espresso
GP006BCWGR Drop side Single – White
DA1615B3 Drop side 3-1 Convertible Crib – Natural
DAKM5132 Drop side 3-1 Convertible Crib – White
DASE5005 Drop side Cottage Hill Single Crib – White
DASE5009 Drop side Vintage Estate 3-1 Sleigh Crib – Cherry
DA0504KMC-1N Drop side 3-1 Heritage Crib – Natural
DA0504KMC-1W Drop side 3-1 Heritage Crib – White
DA1614B3 Drop side 3-1 Lexington Crib – Cherry
DAKM5152 Drop side Single Jenny Lind Crib – Walnut
DASE5015 Drop side 3-1 Convertible – Toffee

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  1. Gravatar for Ashly

    The replacement kits are the SAME EXACT thing! I am very unhappy and want a refund, I do NOT feel safe with my daughter being in crib that is the EXACT same thing of the recalled crib, there is NO DIFFERENCE! Dorel-Asia will not issue a refund

  2. I recommend that you carefully document (photos or video) the ongoing problem with your crib and that you demand a refund. Do not use the crib in any condition, if you do not feel your child is safe. Purchase a new crib from another company, and if you do not get a full refund on the crib you have now, file a claim in Small Claims Court. Good luck, Claude

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