Just read this over on Baby411:
We just got off the phone with Babies R Us spokesperson Kathleen Waugh—BRU will be sending us a formal statement on this issue shortly.
Here is the latest word in a nutshell: late last week, BRU was notified by Jardine and the CPSC about concerns with certain styles of Jardine cribs (see original post below from a reader). The problem: cribs with faulty slats that could fall out, endangering any child inside the crib.
It is unclear at this point how many reports of faulty slats there were; BRU says there have been no injuries. And not all the Jardine cribs are affected (we don’t know which ones at this point). But given the serious nature of the potential problem, BRU pulled ALL the Jardine cribs off the shelves—the chain says this is a standard procedure when a potential safety concern is raised.
At this point, it appears that the CPSC and Jardine will take some kind of action on this this week—it could be a recall, but no decision has been made.
BRU has admitted that they could have handled the communication on this better—they did send out notices to parents who have these cribs on their registries. And stores were informed about the situation. But as you can see from the comments below, not all BRU store employees got the memo, and this has created much confusion. We urge BRU and Jardine to establish a web site to address this situation.
Pending official word on this, we would urge parents take the following steps:
• If you have a Jardine crib, stop using it. Check the crib carefully for any loose slats—especially on the drop side. If you find a problem, stop using the crib immediately. File a report with the CPSC (cpsc.gov).
• If you have a Jardine crib and it appears to be fine, continue to monitor this blog and news reports for the latest news—again, not all Jardine styles will be affected by a potential recall. If you want to err on the side of caution (and we totally understand), put your child in a safe alternative sleeping space (newborns can sleep in a bassinet, older babies in a Graco Pack N Play, for example) until this matter is resolved.
• If you have a crib on order from Jardine, keep watching this blog and the news. If there is a recall, BRU will be providing refunds, etc. Of course, if your baby is due next month and your crib is now recalled, you have a problem—start thinking about a Plan B crib from another brand or store.
Hopefully we will get some more information on this soon!