One of the few things that most parents are willing to put some good money into is a safe and sturdy crib for their newborn. Couples spend hours fretting over which crib seems safest causing some to spend thousands of dollars while others find bargain deals at less than $100. Unfortunately, those who suspected they got a good deal on a Delta crib may have to check their model and year. Delta Enterprise Corp, one of the world's largest crib manufacturers, recalled nearly 1.6 million cribs yesterday.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission:

The CPSC staff is aware of a death of an eight-month-old child who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached in a reassembled crib where the safety pegs were not installed. CPSC is also aware of two entrapments and nine disengagement incidents in cribs where the safety pegs were missing.

To see the recall details, read more.

The model numbers for the recalled Delta cribs with the "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop side hardware, sold between 1995 and December 2005, are: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624 (production dates 01/06 through 11/07), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 01/95 through 12/00), 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, and 4980.

The model numbers for the recalled Delta cribs with the "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" drop side hardware, sold from January 2000 through January 2007, are: 4340, 4343, 4520, 4600, 4620, 4624, 4625, 4629, 4660, 4665, 4720, 4750, 4751, 4850, 4855, 4857, 4880, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-2B, 4925-6, 4980, and 8605.

Delta is providing free kits to repair the recalled cribs. For more information, call Delta's recall hotline at 800-816-5304 or go to Delta's web site by clicking here. Thankfully, none of the recalled cribs are currently in stores.