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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More on the crib recall...

I received this email this morning from Melissa Winston of Litzky Public Relations


Saw the information about the Delta Recall on your Blog. As you are aware, Delta Enterprise, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced two voluntary recall actions that can affect nearly 1.6 million older versions of its drop-side cribs, after two tragic infant deaths. I know that delivering accurate, timely information is essential to you and those who follow your blog so I wanted to be sure that you had everything you might need to share with your readers.

It is important to note that the recall does not affect any cribs in retail inventory right now. Approximately 985,000 drop-side cribs made from 1995 through 2005, and a single design from 2007, require safety pegs that consumers may have lost during reassembly. Another 600,000 drop-side cribs made during the same time have spring pegs that can, in very rare instances, jam if forced.

It is also important to note that no cribs are being sent to Delta for replacement. Instead, the company is offering replacement safety pegs or spring peg retrofit kits to all consumers who may own one of the cribs in question.

CPSC and Delta urge parents and caregivers to immediately contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Call Delta's Recall Hotline toll-free at (800) 816-5304 anytime after 5 pm today or log on www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free repair kit. For additional information you can also call the CPSC Recall Hotline at (800)638-2772 and view thee CPSC's press releases that were issued today at:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09017.html

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09016.html

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