Cribs must now meet tougher safety regulations that require stronger slats
and mattress supports, better quality hardware, and more stringent safety
testing. Yet defects are still possible.
With this in mind, parents of small children should be aware of an important
crib recall, which impacts approximately 14,000 Oeuf Sparrow cribs sold
According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the slats/spindles and top rail can detach from the Oeuf cribs
and pose an entrapment hazard to a child. The manufacturer has received
four reports of the slats/spindles and the top rail detaching from the
crib. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
Four models of Oeuf Sparrow cribs are impacted by the recall. The cribs
were sold in the colors birch, grey, walnut and white. The recalled cribs
were manufactured between July 2007 and January 2014 and have one of the
following model numbers: 1SPCR, 2SPCR, 4SPCR or 5SPCR. The manufacture
date, in the MM-YYYY format, and the model number are located on the warning
label attached to the crib’s mattress support.
The CPSC advises that consumers should immediately stop using the cribs
and contact Oeuf to receive a free repair kit.