January 23, 2003Hufco-Delaware and Evenflo Company Have
Recalled Gerry® and Evenflo® Portable Wood Cribs
- Hufco-Delaware Company has recalled
about 364,000 portable wood cribs. If the hardware used to assemble the crib
is not tight, the mattress support platform and mattress can fall to the
floor. This poses a risk of injury to young children in the crib.
There have been 41 reports of mattresses falling through portable wood
cribs. Of these incidents, 17 children suffered bumps, bruises or scratches.
The portable cribs are made of wood and are smaller than traditional baby
cribs. The majority of these portable wood cribs were sold under the Gerry®
brand name, and some were sold under the Evenflo® brand name. The recalled
portable wood cribs have one of the following model numbers that can be
found on a label on the mattress platform underneath the mattress:
Department and baby products stores nationwide sold these portable wood
cribs from January 1991 through December 2002 for about $99.
Consumers should stop using these portable wood cribs immediately, and call
(800) 582-9359 anytime for a free upgrade kit that provides additional
support for the mattress platform. Consumers also can obtain further
information about the portable wood cribs by logging onto www.evenflo.com
(eventually this link will also be at www.portablewoodcrib.com).
No other cribs are included in this recall.