CBS, WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2010: 635,000 Cribs Recalled over Injury Fears

Cribs Sold by Kmart, Wal-Mart Pulled after Death of 6-Year-Old Boy

(AP) A Barbados-based company on Tuesday recalled about 635,000 cribs sold by Kmart, Sears, Wal-Mart and other stores after the death of a 6-month-old boy and multiple reports of injuries.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 20 models of Dorel Asia cribs with both drop sides and fixed front rails.

Some of the Chinese- and Vietnamese-made cribs were recalled because their drop sides can detach, creating a space where a child can be trapped and suffocate or strangle.

A 6-month-old boy from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strangled after getting trapped in the crib when the drop-side hardware broke. His parents were using the crib after trying to repair it themselves.

What is the role of this Barbados company in the manufacture of these cribs? Will it be sued in the US?

Here are some companies with the name “Dorel” from the corporate registry in Barbados, CAIPO:


name (*)

number datereg/inc category  

289 2002-09-04 Society with Restricted Liability View
DOREL LIMITED 9631 1994-06-16 Company View
DOREL FINANCE LIMITED 23210 2004-01-08 Company View
DOREL CAPITAL LIMITED 23235 2004-01-19 Company View
DOREL INVESTMENTS LIMITED 23236 2004-01-19 Company View
DOREL INSURANCE CORPORATION 21840 2002-11-28 Company View