As many of you know the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs. This being announced as the largest recall in US history has caused some concerns about the safety of our cribs. We have received numerous calls from both retailers and consumers and we have assured everyone that all Newport Cottages’ crib are safe to use. The CPSC visited our facility, tested our cribs and all of them met or exceeded their standards. In addition to this, we also had an independent laboratory conduct strength testing, check for paint toxins, etc. Although this recall is for Stork Craft Inc., which manufactures lower end cribs overseas, the CPSC is considering changing the mandatory crib standards for drop-sides in 2010.
Newport Cottages switched to duel fixed gates back in August of this year due to growing concerns about drop gates. If you have a drop gate model, we recommend that you regularly check your crib and tighten any loose parts that may result from the moving gate.
Again we emphasize that we have never had a recall however we wanted to address any safety concerns in regards to our cribs. If you or your customers have any questions please feel free to contact our office.