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Baby Crib and Mattress Recalls for 2018

Investing in your baby’s first bed is such an important buying decision. Most parents do their research and choose a baby crib and mattress carefully. It needs to be a solid investment. But what if you’ve found the mattress and crib that you’ve fallen in love with and it gets recalled. That can be tough on parents, but you need not worry. Recalls on baby products these days are relatively rare. Usually, when companies are recalling a crib or a baby mattress, they are taking the proactive approach to safety, at least in the U.S. Knowing that, here is my list of baby crib and mattress recalls so you can continue to check your brand.

In the past 10 years, we’ve come a long way with baby safety efforts but there will always be recalls on baby cribs and mattresses if only proactive ones.

What to know when buying a baby crib

Buying a baby crib and mattress that you’ll love, that is also safest for your little one is important. Here are some buying guide tips to purchase the safest sleep system for your new one (from Consumer Reports):

Don’t go for all the bells and whistles

“The safest cribs have simple lines and no scrollwork or finials. Infants can strangle if their clothing gets caught in such detail work. Following this advice will get you a safer crib and save you money.” Don’t be fooled by new design trends, a basic crib is going to be a better investment in safety. There are plenty of ways you can design the baby’s room to add personality, don’t feel that you have to do that with bedding. Safety is best.

Buy something new

Avoid hand-me-down or used cribs as much as possible. Safety standards have changed over the past few decades and would have been a perfectly safe crib 20 years ago is not going to be a safe today. Many things can go wrong with older cribs, one of which could be due to human error when taking down and assembling the crib again. There are many affordable new cribs that won’t break the bank. If your mother-in-law insists you use your husbands old crib, politely say ‘no thank you’ and invest in one you know will be safe.

Always check construction: do your research

Before you buy, do your homework. Research the materials used in the construction of the crib, mattress and get honest reviews from actual buyers. When assembling, check for loose parts, defects in the wood, and anything that looks amiss.

Get the pros to assemble

Most cribs get shipped in boxes and need full assembly. As tempting as it can be to tackle this project on your own, I would strongly advise against that. It isn’t as expensive as you might think to get some pros to assemble. Isn’t $70 worth your piece of mind? A lot of baby crib and mattress recalls will happen because of human error in assembly. If possible get the pros on it. If not, at least set the crib up with a trusted friend.

Follow instructions

Cribs come with a lot of instructions on how to assemble and use. Knowing the right height for your baby, how to adjust the side rails — it all matters to the safety of your little one. Cribs get safer ever year, but that doesn’t mean human error can cause problems. Don’t use bumper pads or extra bedding either. Babies don’t need pillows and lots of bedding to sleep comfortably anyway.

Baby Crib Recalls

Land of Nod Nook Toddler Beds

  • Land of Nod received 4 reports of the headboard detaching which caused an entrapment hazard.
  • Production dates: May 2015 to September 2017
  • Contact Land of Nod at landofnod.com or 800-933-9904.

Alternative to try: Delta Children Canton Toddler Bed

Bexco DaVinci Cribs

  • These cribs were recalled because of a metal bracket that can break causing a fall, laceration or entrapment hazard. Recalled models include DaVinci’s Reagan (#M2801), Emily (#M4791), Jamie (#M7301), and Jenny Lind (#M7391).
  • Contact DaVinci for information at Davincibaby.com or at 888-673-6652.

Alternative to try: DaVinci Kalani 4-In-1 Convertible Crib

Baby’s Dream Cribs

  • The recall includes cribs, dressers, nightstands, and bookcases were finished in a vintage grey paint that exceeds Federal lead limits.
  • Recalled models include Baby’s Dream’s Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Legendary, and Everything Collection sold between March 2014 and March 2015
  • Contact Baby Dreams at 800-835-2742 or on their website at  babysdreamfactoryoutlet.com

Alternative to try: Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Dream on Me Cribs

  • Entrapment, Suffocation, Laceration, and Fall Hazards. The drop-side rail on these cribs can fall or break, creating a space in which a child can become entrapped.
  • Contact Dream on Me at 877-201-4317 or on their website dreamonme.com/customercare/product-recall/

Alternative to try: Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Life Style Crib

Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs

  • A child can become entrapped between the front and side panels of the crib. Recalled models include H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777 sold between January 2012 and August 2012.
  • Contact Franklin & Ben at (888) 673-6652 or on their website at www.franklinandben.com

Alternative to try: Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Oeuf Sparrow Cribs

  • An entrapment hazard if the slats and the top rail detach. Recalled models include 1SPCR, 2SPCR, 4SPCR or 5SPCR sold between July 2007 and January 2014.
  • Contact Oeuf at (844) 653-8527 or on their website at www.oeufnyc.com

Alternative to try: Graco Freeport Convertible Crib

PT Domusindo Perdana Drop-Side Cribs

  • Entrapment or fall hazard if the dropsides detach or fall. Recalled models include Jenny Lind Crib, Christopher Crib, Early American Crib, Scottsdale Crib, Sleigh Crib without Rosette, Sleigh Crib, Anniversary Sleigh Crib, Kristin Crib, Cameron Crib, Solid Panel Sleigh Crib, Roll Bar Convertible Crib, Anniversary Convertible Sleigh Crib, Spindle Convertible Crib, Bella 3-in-1 Crib sold between January 1998 and December 2008.
  • For more information at (800) 827-2129 or on their website at savannababy.com.

Alternative to try: Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Nan Far Woodworking Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

  • Entrapment, stragulation or fall hazard if the dropsides detach or fail, and fall out of position.  Recalled models include Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib, Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib, Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version, Drop-Side Crib and Changer, Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib, Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib sold between January 2005 and December 2008.
  • For more information at (877) 967-5770 or on their website at www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com.

Alternative to try: Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Dutailier Group Drop-Side Cribs

  • Dutailier Group has received 16 reports of the slats from the drop-side detaching from the bottom or top rails which imposes a strangulation or falling hazard.  Recalled models include E1230C2, E3500C2, E3540C2, E5100C2, E5140C2, E5530C2, E9000C2 and E9100C2 sold between January 2009 and February 2010.
  • For more information at (800) 262-9817.

Alternative to try: Delta Children Archer 4-in-1 Crib

The Land of Nod “Rosebud” Drop-Side Cribs

  • Entrapment, strangulation or fall hazard if the dropsides detach or fail, and fall out of position. The recalled models were sold between January 2003 and September 2004.
  • For more information, contact Land of Nod at 800-933-9904 or at their website recall@landofnod.com.

Alternative to try: Child Craft Camden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Bassettbaby Cribs

  • Entrapment, strangulation or fall hazard if the dropsides detach or fail, and fall out of position. The recalled models were sold between January 2000 and August 2010.
  • For more information, contact (800) 308-7485 or www.bassettbaby.com.

Alternative to try: Bassett Baby & Kids Grayson 4-in-1 Crib

Ikea Sniglar Cribs

  • The bolts that should secure the mattress support are not long enough which can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse.
  • The recalled models included was number 60091931 sold between October 2005 and June 2010.
  • For more information, contact Ikea at 888-966-4532 or on their website www.ikea-usa.com.

Alternative to try: Ikea Gulliver Convertible Crib White

Baby Mattress Recalls

Dream On Me Toddler Bed Mattresses

  • The mattress imposes a fire hazard as it violates the Federal Mattress Flammability Standard.
  • Contact Dream on Me at 877-201-4317 or on their website dreamonme.com/customercare/product-recall/

Alternative to try: Milliard Crib Mattress and Toddler Bed Mattress

IKEA Sultan and VYSSA Crib Mattresses

  • Entrapment hazard from a large gap between the mattress and the crib.
  • Contact Ikea for a replacement at ikea-usa.com or at 888-966-4532.

Alternative to try: Graco Premium Foam Crib & Toddler Bed Mattress

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