From USA Today:
In the largest crib recall in U.S. history, more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being voluntarily withdrawn because hardware failures have trapped 15 children and suffocated four.
Nearly 150,000 cribs carry the Fisher-Price logo.
The crib sides slide up and down to make it easier to lift infants. Hardware can break, deform or get lost over the years. Some cribs failed because parents did not assemble them properly.
The cribs were sold from January 1993 through last month at major retailers including BJ's Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby and Walmart stores, and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com. More than 1.2 million cribs were sold in the United States and almost 1 million in Canada, where Stork Craft is based.
The recall does not affect fixed-side cribs.
Read the Consumer Product Safety Commission's new release for details about the problems, where to call for more information and how to get a free repair kit.