Dropside crib recall...part 2 updates

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/17/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Ok, so I was one of the people saying that I am not going to bother getting a new crb...that my crib is fine. Well, yes it still is...but all the talk about it that we had, made me nervous (thank you! I am actually glad it did) and made me call the manufacturer of the dropside crib that my 9month old is currently using. It was my sons originally. Well, come to find out, it is indeed part of the recall.....All I need to do is submit some paper work..and VOILE! In 7 business days I will have a check to get a BRAND NEW CRIB! I am glad I called, and I am glad for the people who convinced me to do it.



Have you called about your dropside crib? You could get a new one paid expense from the manufacturer.

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Jennifer - posted on 01/18/2011

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yeah, it does depend on the store...we looked at babies r us and it was nothing but fixed sides. we looked at target and walmart and it was nothing but drop sides

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/19/2011

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Well, I wonder if it is becouse we get EVERYTHING from China? Where is all your stuff from ? Canada? It drives me nuts that I can't find anything Made in USA. Plus, we are big on making a quick buck...who cares if there is lead paint in the toys we use as teether??? It was only a small amount right? Little sarcasm for myself to spread around today...

Jocelyn - posted on 01/18/2011

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Dana when I was shopping for a crib (4 years ago mind you lol) the majority of cribs I found were the fixed side transitional cribs (crib-toddler bed-day bed-double bed) but there were a few drop side cribs (one of which I bought). But WAY more fixed side than dropped.



Edited to add: So yes, it must be a Canadian thing :P lol

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Kim - posted on 01/20/2011

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Thank you for the info. I couldn't figure out how mine could possibly come apart and be dangerous unless you let the screws loosen up to the point of falling out. I'm sure my Aunt will be happy to hear she can still use it. Thank you.

Kim - posted on 01/20/2011

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Will they replace an 11.5 yr old one? Personally mine is all wood and metal, no plastic, so I don't see how it could come apart, but my kids aren't using it anymore. I was going to give it to my Aunt to use at her house for her Grandchild, but I guess not, which is a shame because its still a great crib.

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Yes, Canada is MUCH more strict with it's regulations and much more reserved with it's guidelines. At least that's what I've noticed. My SIL lives in Vegas and would always purchase me things that I couldn't even buy in Canada because we have tighter regulations on things.

Becky - posted on 01/18/2011

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Dana, I think Cole is a little older than Roxanne and when we were shopping for a crib for him we saw more fixed side than drop side too. Plus, I was already aware that the drop-side were dangerous, so maybe that information had come out here earlier? So we didn't even consider a drop-side crib.
I find that safety standards for children's products tend to be a little higher in Canada than in the US - Canada banned BPA first and the baby walkers are banned here but not in the US.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/18/2011

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Well Jennifer, we still have to have our parts sent in to make sure it is the right crib. Then we get our money if they say so...we will see...I am really looking foward to a new crib...even though I will need a stool to pick up my daughter....

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/18/2011

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That is weird...5 years ago when we got ours, it was in babies r us in the USA.

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That's lame, Jennifer -- too bad you didn't get a whole new crib!

Ya, Jocelyn -- that's what we got for Roxanne. The transitional cribs are awesome and it must be a Canadian thing, Sherri, because I bought Roxanne's crib almost as soon as we found out we were pregnant (April 2008) so it's been quite a few years.

Jennifer - posted on 01/18/2011

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i called today, and we are being sent a dropside replacement kit. bummer because i wanted a whole new crib :-P

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I'm so confused because when I was looking for cribs to buy before Roxanne was born, we never even saw a dropside crib. None of them were and I was originally comparing between 4-5 different cribs. Without sounding completely ignorant, are things different here in Canada?

Jocelyn - posted on 01/17/2011

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That's awesome that you are getting a new crib no expense on your part!
I have a drop side crib, but we ended up bedsharing, so it was never used....I'm gonna get DH to attach the sides to a twin bed frame (voila, instant head/foot boards!)

Jodi - posted on 01/17/2011

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At some point this week I need to call the manufacturer of ours. My daughter's crib broke when my sister was trying to return it (fell out of the truck and bed and splintered into a million pieces, it was NOT a dropside). So my in-laws bought us a new one basically days before the recall. We didn't know until the baby shower when they gave it to us, come to find out, it's a dropside!

Hoping we can get reimbursed for it so that we can get a "safe" crib for our twins, otherwise, my husband is welding the pieces together and we're pushing the dropside side against the wall. :( *cross my fingers!*

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Actually i am going to call and see about a new crib, i think mine might be part of the recall, i have the drop down side towards the wall, but im still nervous of it. Thanks :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/17/2011

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I see no one is touching this thread with a 10ft pole...lol...can't really blame anyone for the way the other one blew up. I was just curious if anyone else changed their views and ended up trying to find out if they qualified for the expense. Oh well.,

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