Dangerous Convertible Cribs Recalled by CPSC
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Following the tragic death by suffocation of a child that was caught in the gap between the mesh siding and mattress of a convertible crib, the Consumer Products Safety Commission announced the recall of the Sunkids brand convertible crib, which has a nearly identical design. Like the crib involved in the aforementioned incident, the sides of the Sunkids rib are made out of expandable mesh that leaves a space between crib's mattress and its side, which if not securely zippered, can pose a suffocation hazard for young children. Additionally, this convertible crib poses a fall hazard for infants, because the convertible crib's drop side has demonstrated problems in becoming fully latched.