BETHESDA, Md., (WUSA) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 170,000 C&T/Sorelle drop-side cribs.
A hardware defect causes the drop side to detach from the crib, creating a space between the crib and the mattress where a child can become entrapped, strangle and/or suffocate.
The CPSC says six infants have received bruises and abrasions to the head, face torso or leg after the drop side collapsed. They've also received reports of 104 incidents of drop-side slat detachments in C&T/Sorelle drop-side cribs.
C&T International/Sorelle Drop Side Crib Recall
The full size cribs, in natural, white and cherry finishes, were sold nationwide from January 2000 through March 2010. The model number and name label can be found on the footboard or headboard.
The federal agency says parents and caregivers should stop using the recalled product immediately, and contact the company to receive a free replacement kit.
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For some of the older models, the Hampton, Jackie, Nina and Rita, C&T International/Sorelle will not be able to supply repair parts.
Instead, the company will provide consumers with a $100 voucher towards the purchase of another C&T product.