Crib Recall and Safety Warnings
About 24,000 wooden cribs manufactured by Munire Furniture, Inc. are being recalled, because faulty railings can present a fall hazard for children inside the cribs. According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) News Release, the cribs fail to meet federal safety standards for cribs, because mattress support spring brackets prevent the mattress from lowering to its lowest position, so that children inside the crib may crawl over the railing and possibly fall. CPSC advises consumers that, while no injuries have been reported, parents should stop using the recalled cribs and contact Munire Furniture to receive replacement spring brackets. CPSC is also reminding parents of the hazards of putting pillows, quilts, and other bedding in cribs.