24,000 cribs are under a recall, as safety officials also issued a warning to parents about pillows and soft bedding that can suffocate infants.
The cribs, imported by Munire Furniture Inc., and made in Indonesia, reportedly have poorly made brackets that put infants and children at risk of falling out. The brackets prevent the mattress from completely lowering, potentially allowing small children inside the crib to crawl over the railing and fall out. No injuries have been reported.
Thursday's recall includes various model numbers of the company's Majestic Curved Top, Majestic Flat Top, Essex, Brighton/Sussex and Captiva cribs. All affected cribs were sold nationally at children's specialty stores between November 2005 and November 2007.
For more details on the crib recall, call 866-586-9639 or visit http://www.munirefurniture.com
Another warning issued Thursday comes from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and warns parents that what they put in their cribs can pose a danger to their newborn.
The CPSC reports that in a period of 2 years, from 2002 to 2004, 241 children under the age of 5 died in accidents involving "soft" nursery products such as pillows and bedding. Many victims suffocated on the fluffy products when they were lying face-down on them.
Parents are encouraged to always place their infants on their back in cribs that meet safety standards to prevent injury and death from nursery products during sleep.