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More than 500,000 cribs recalled

Stork Craft Baby Cribs pose suffocation risk, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Stork Craft Baby Cribs sold at major retailers between May 2000 and January 2009 pose suffocation risk, government says. Customers urged to stop using immediately.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- About 535,000 Stork Craft Baby Cribs pose an entrapment and suffocation risk, according to the government.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission instructs customers to stop using the products immediately.

Cribs made by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. that were manufactured and sold between May 2000 and November 2008 are being recalled. The cribs came in a variety of styles and finishes.

The metal support brackets holding the mattress and mattress board in place can break, causing a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib rails, according to the government.

The CPSC has received 10 reports in which one or more of the supports broke. In one of those reports, a toddler received bruises on his forehead, and in another a child became stuck in the gap, with no report of injury.

The Stork Craft cribs were sold between May 2000 and January 2009 at major retailers such as J.C. Penney, Kmart and Walmart, and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com and Walmart.com, the CPSC said. Each one retailed for between $100 and $400.

Stork Craft Manufacturing's name, address, and contact information, along with the manufacturing information, are located on the assembly instruction sheet, which is attached to the mattress support board. Each crib was built in Canada, China or Indonesia between May 2000 and November 2008. Some models are also inscribed with the company's logo and the words "storkcraft baby" on the drop side teething rail, according to the recall notice.

CPSC urges parents to cease using the cribs immediately and find other sleeping accommodations for their young ones.

Customers can contact Stork Craft toll free at (866) 361-3321 to receive a free replacement kit, with new mattress support brackets. Stork Craft can also be reached online at www.storkcraft.com. To top of page

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