Janine Nieman awoke one morning earlier this year to the sound of her young son, Aiden, screaming. When she went into his room she found him trapped in a gap in his crib, his body outside the crib and his head stuck inside. One of the spindles on his crib had fallen out, allowing him to get partially through the bars before getting caught. Jardine cribs like the one that Aiden got stuck in were sold at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us and have been recalled because of the product defect. Wooden slats and spindles on 320,000 of the cribs can break which allows enough space for a child to get trapped in the resulting gap. 42 incidents of such broken slats and spindles were reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, including four instances where children got trapped, two suffering cuts and bruises. To find out more information about specific cribs that have been recalled, call 800-646-4106.
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