Baby Appleseed, located in City of Industry, California, has recalled about 500 Davenport Cribs. The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The cribs have a two-mattress support system. The secondary mattress support, used for the lowest position, does not meet the full 26-inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.


Federal Regulations require that all full-size cribs have a minimum rail height of 26 inches to help prevent fall hazards. To determine whether or not a crib meets this requirement, the mattress support platform must be placed in the lowest configuration (for the oldest users of the crib). Once in the lowest setting, the mattress must be removed and the distance from the top of the mattress platform (not the top of the mattress) to the top of the front rail must be measured. If the crib has a drop side or movable front rail, the measurement should be taken when the rail is in the uppermost locked position.

Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs in the third lowest position, which uses the wooden mattress support, and contact Baby Appleseed to receive a repair kit. The company says consumers who are currently using the crib with the metal mattress support in the top or middle positions can continue to use the crib in those positions while awaiting a repair kit. If there is any doubt, I recommend not using the crib until repairs can be made. For additional information, contact Baby Appleseed at (877) 348-2199, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyappleseed.com.

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