Your Questions About Baby Care

Charles asks…

is the simmons baby crib, model # 2437, on the crib recall list?

The papaer sticker on the headboard says Simmons Juvenile bedding. Model# 2437, and then the nest space over says #74267
It is a dropside crib. I was told that it is a Jenny Lind model, but i find no evidence of that name brand listed anywhere on the crib. It does have an additional number, 74267, listed in the ajoining space beside the model #. I believe it is the serial #.

The Expert answers:

If it’s a Stork Craft drop side crib it’s recalled.

This recall involves Stork Craft drop-side cribs and Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. This recall does not involve any cribs that do not have a drop-side. This recall does not involve any cribs with metal rod drop-side hardware. It involves only those cribs with plastic trigger and one-hand-system drop-side hardware.

This recall includes Stork Craft cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between January 1993 and October 2009. This recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo that have manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004. The Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo were first sold in the U.S. In July 1998 and in Canada in September 1998. The cribs were sold in various styles and finishes. The manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm’s name, address, and contact information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The firm’s insignia “storkcraft baby” or “storkling” is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs. In Stork Craft cribs that contain the “Fisher-Price” logo, this logo can be found on the crib’s teething rail, in the manufacturer’s instructions, on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board, and on the end panels of the Twinkle-Twinkle and Crystal crib models.

Sharon asks…

Why do companies make their recall proceedures inconvient? Re: Baby einstein blocks?

The baby einstein blocks were recalled today, and while I do appreciate that they give you an instant label to mail your block in for a replacement… what if that block is something your child treasures and would notice missing? If I mail the block in tomorrow, which I do plan to do, who knows when I will get my new block? I wish you could just exchange them in the store so your child doesn’t have to go without.

Then again, I was thankful my crib wasn’t part of that crib recall a couple weeks ago. Where would your child sleep while you waited for the new part to come in? If a company sells something unsafe, why is it that the parent and the child have to be inconvienced? Why can’t we just take it back to the store?
The blocks were recalled today. If you bought them in the past 6 months, yours is probably one of the bad ones. If you grab your green one with the tags (like any of us keep the tags on… I don’t like my daughter chewing on tags that she can pull off and eat) it will have a number on it, which you can match on the website with the recalled ones. If you don’t have the tags, you can just get the blue block replaced anyway.

The Expert answers:

Well according to the CPSC website but for the Dollar General recall you can just take their product back to the stores.

The Toys ‘r’ Us recall says you can return the item for store credit. And their website confirms:

The baby einstein says to contact them for a replacement part.

KB toy recall says return to store for credit.
Target recall is for store credit.

The Kolcraft recall is just on the change table part and rocking part of the playpen so the playpen is still usable as a playpen, and kolcraft is sending out repair kids.

The simplicity crib recall is another repair kit, so that’s not very helpful if you need to USE the crib *lol*

So I guess if the company wants to replace the recalled item they make you send it back, and repair kits are through the mail too. I agree it would make more sense to send them to the store where people could pick them up (and of course offer them by mail for people who can’t get to the store).

But many recalls seem to be for store credit.

Joseph asks…

Baby R us crib recall.?

Does anyone know a website where they can give me more information on which cribs were recalled. I bought one about 2 months ago and I haven’t even built it I want to know before I take it out the box and start building it. I prefer a website with pictures I can’t remember what the crib I got is called.

The Expert answers:

Here’s a list of the specific cribs that are being recalled. They’re made by Jardine.


Mandy asks…

Recalled baby crib and what to do?

I was given a crib the other day and after research it turns out the crib was recalled back in 1997! Is it entirely too late to do anything about this?

The Expert answers:

Contact the company and find out what they are currently doing with the recall. Then the best thing you can do is to get rid of it. You may be able to return it to a store where they sold it, or you might be able to wait for Toys R Us to do one of their ‘recall events’ which I think they will probably do again, where you can take something like that in for 25% off anything in the store. Please do not use it or give it away or sell it.

Robert asks…

Stork Craft Crib Recall?

Not a question just some info for anyone who owns a stork craft crib

Vancouver-based manufacturer Stork Craft is voluntarily recalling more than a million baby cribs in Canada and the United States over a potential suffocation hazard.
The cribs were manufactured in Canada, China and Indonesia between May 2000 and November 2008, the company said in a release.
About 494,000 of the cribs were sold in Canada and 535,000 in the U.S. in several retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart and J.C. Penny, as well as on several websites, including,, and, the U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission said in an advisory Tuesday.
The crib’s metal support brackets used to support the mattress and mattress board can crack and break, the advisory said.
“When one or more support brackets break, the mattress can collapse and create a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib rails, in which a child can become entrapped and suffocate,” it said.
The CPSC said it is aware of 10 incidents in which one or more mattress support brackets broke, including one instance in which a toddler sustained bruises to his forehead.
Stork Craft said it recently made a design change to heavier brackets, while replacement bracket kits are available to consumers at no charge.
Consumers can call the company toll-free at (866) 361-3321 or go to to order the free replacement kit.

The Expert answers:

I had heard read this as well, and I do have a storkcraft crib. I will be calling them tommorrow.

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