About Drop-Side Cribs

Recall Date: 10/22/2010

This recall involves Ethan Allen brand cribs with item numbers 14-5650, 15-5650, 16-5650, 26-5650, 35-5622, 36-5620, 36-5622 and 38-5622. “Ethan Allen” and the item number are printed on a label on the crib’s headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in a variety of colors.

Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Ethan Allen toll-free at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contact the local Ethan Allen store or visit the firm’s website at www.ethanallen.com

Retailers

  • Ethan Allen stores from January 2002 through December 2008 for between $550 and $900.

Manufacturers

  • Ethan Allen, of Danbury, Conn.

Made In

  • United States and China

Category ID: 67561

Number of Units Sold: About 3,250

Hazards

  • The crib’s drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

Injuries

  • Ethan Allen has received five reports of incidents involving the crib’s drop-side detaching, resulting in bumps and bruises to three children. One child became entrapped and two children fell out of the crib after the drop side detached, one child received a pinched hand and one child received an unspecified injury.

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact any Ethan Allen store to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

Resolution Options

  • Repair

Report an incident with Drop-Side Cribs

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2011/Ethan-Allen-Recalls-to-Repair-Drop-Side-Cribs-Due-to-Entrapment-Suffocation-and-Fall-Hazards