SunKid crib poses suffocation hazard

Suntech Enterprises Inc. of City of Commerce, Calif., has recalled about 1,900 SunKids convertible cribs because a young child could become trapped between the expanding mesh sides of the crib and the mattress and suffocate, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

No incidents have been reported, although the commission is aware of the death of a five-month-old child in August 2008 involving another company’s nearly identical crib.

Also, the crib’s drop side can fail to fully latch, posing a fall hazard to young children.

The SunKids convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed has the model number PY256. SunKids is embroidered on the bottom left of the crib’s drop side. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, stationary side rail, canopy assembly and bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib are fabric and mesh. The mattress support, bassinet, canopy and bed skirt are covered in fabric. The fabric and the mesh were sold in navy blue, light blue, pink, beige, white, beige checker and pink heart.

They were sold at baby product retailers in New York, New Jersey and California from January 2007 through October 2008 for about $100 US.

Consumers should stop using the cribs and return them to retailer for a full refund.

Consumers can call Suntech at 1-888-268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Recall notice