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Thousands of drop-side cribs being recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 170,000 drop-side cribs are being
recalled after six infants were injured.
The cribs recalled were manufactured in Italy, Latvia, Brazil,
China and Vietnam and distributed nationwide between January 2000
and March 2010 under the names C&T International, Sorelle and
Golden Baby.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says faulty hardware can
cause the cribs' drop sides to partially or fully detach. If they
partially detach, it creates a space between the side and the
mattress where a child can be trapped and strangled. If they fully
detach, the child can fall out of the crib.
Additionally, the cribs' slats can detach, also allowing
children to be trapped or fall.
There have been 104 reports of detached drop sides and slats on
these cribs, including 11 reports of infants being trapped or
falling. Of these, six infants suffered bruises and cuts.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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