Company Recalls Cribs After Bryan Infant's Death

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

The death of a Bryan infant has prompted a nationwide crib recall.

8-month-old Riata George died in May 2007, when the side of her crib detached, leaving a gap. Riata got stuck in the gap and suffocated.

This summer, a Florida infant also died of suffocation, when the side of his crib detached.

Tuesday, the crib's manufacturer, Delta Enterprise Corporation is voluntarily recalling nearly 1.6 million older versions of its drop-side cribs.

The company says about 985,000 cribs made between 1995 and 2005 require safety pegs that consumers may have lost during reassembly. Those same pegs can also become worn out after many uses.

This recall doesn't affect any cribs that are being made now, but if you think you have an older model Delta Enterprise crib, go to the company's Web site at www.cribrecallcenter.com.

You can also call 1-800-816-53-04.

The acting head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says parents should inspect the older drop-side cribs from time to time, and "tighten up the hardware."


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