Various drop-side cribs by Shermag Inc. are being recalled by Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Full Product Description

This recall involves wooden drop-side cribs with hidden drop-side hardware. The cribs were sold in various colors. Model numbers 202647, 211047 and 272547 are subject to this recall. The cribs were sold separately and as part of the “Claire de Lune,” “Fairy Tales” and “Dormez Vous” furniture collections. “Shermag” is located on a tag on the mattress springs. The model numbers can be found on stickers and warning labels on the crib’s headboard or footboard.

Model Number Product Name UPC Color Finish
202647 Clair de Lune 773378889217 Tea
211047 Fairy Tales 773378884150 Pecan
211047 Fairy Tales 773378884216 Parchment
211047 Fairy Tales 773378884243 Off-White
272547 Dormez-Vous 773378889330 Off-Whit

The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures can also occur due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear.

No incidents or injuries involving the recalled drop side cribs were reported to Health Canada.


CPSC and the firm are aware of 21 incidents involving drop sides that failed or detached. No injuries have been reported.

Corrective Action

Consumers should carefully examine the drop-side rail hardware for any signs of damage. If consumers determine that the drop-side hardware is broken, loose, missing, or deformed or that there are any other reasons for concern, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative safe sleeping environment for their baby.

Any consumer with a crib subject to this recall should contact Shermag to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side of the crib to a fixed side.

For more information, consumers may contact Shermag Inc. at 1-800-567-3419, from Monday to Friday between 9AM and 5PM ET or send an email or visit the firm’s website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Number Sold

Approximately 811 units of the recalled cribs were sold across Canada.

Approximately 2300 units of the recalled cribs were sold In the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected cribs were sold from August 2004 to February 2008.

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Shermag Inc. of Sherbrooke, Quebec