Julia's crib is being recalled.
Recall = major pain the butt.
We bought the crib from Babies R Us (and when I say "we," I really mean "Clark's parents"). We don't have a Babies R Us close to us, so we checked out the cribs in person while in SLC, and then ordered one online. We had to pay the monstrous shipping fee, but then we had a brand new crib sent right to our door. And we love it! It's cute, it's functional, it's a marvelous crib.
And then we got the email. The dreaded email. Basically the slats aren't as sturdy as they should be, so they could break and cause an entrapment or strangulation hazard. You'll note we were told to stop using the crib IMMEDIATELY and contact Jardine to get a new crib.
Well, if we were to have stopped using the crib IMMEDIATELY, Julia would be sleeping on the floor. I don't like that option. Here's their system for getting us a new crib: they send us a packet containing the necessary tools to disassemble the crib. We send them the stickers, bolts and some other hardware. Then after a few weeks, they send us a voucher, good for the highest price ever paid for our crib. So we can take the voucher to the store and buy a crib.
Hello? That means we take apart a crib and my daughter either sleeps on the floor or in a borrowed pack and play for like 3 weeks? Not to mention that we don't have a method of getting the crib from the store to our house. I don't think so. I called them up. Our other option is to order it online, and then take the voucher to the store, along with our receipt and packing slip, and they will reimburse us at that time. But they don't pay for shipping. So basically we have to order a crib with free shipping.
Luckily, we found one we like. Unluckily, it's been out of stock for weeks. Luckily, it is back in stock! But tell me, is it worth all this hassle, or should we just keep the old crib and take our chances? Notice the poll in the sidebar. Tell me what you think. And please, feel free to comment and leave a more detailed answer.
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