The death of an infant has prompted the recall of convertible cribs by Playkids U.S.A.
About two-thousand of these convertible cribs are part of a voluntary recall because, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the crib poses entrapment and suffocation hazards. The sides of the convertible crib are made of a mesh that expands, creating a gap between the mattress and the side.
A five-month-old child died in August when the infant got trapped between the mattress and the drop side rail of the convertible crib and suffocated.
The recall involves the Playkids U.S.A. Convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number plk-909. "Playkids U.S.A." is on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib.
The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy assembly, and a bassinet. Consumers should stop using the recalled convertible cribs immediately and contact Playkids U.S.A. to receive a full refund.
Playkids U.S.A. will accept collect calls at (718) 797-0302 during normal business hours.