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Infant death prompts recall of 1.6 millions cribs

I am expecting in 5 weeks and all these crib and bassinet recalls are pretty unsettling. Please check the www.cpsc.gov website to make sure you do not have a crib of bassinet affected by any of these recalls.

From USA Today:

Federal regulators announced the recall today of 1.6 million drop-side cribs following the death of an infant.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says an 8-month-old baby “became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached in a reassembled crib where the safety pegs were not installed.”

Other children were trapped because of the defect, the agency says.

The recall includes 985,000 Delta Enterprise cribs that were manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia and have the ‘“Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop side hardware design.”

“The recalled cribs have date codes ranging from 1995 though December 2005 and one model (4624) was made in 2007,” the CPSC announcement says. “The model numbers are located on the top of the mattress support board.”

The recall also involves 600,000 Delta drop-side cribs that were made in China before 2006.

“We’re erring on the side of caution,” Jack Gutt, a spokesman for New York-based Delta Enterprise, tells the Associated Press. “Anyone who calls and has these cribs that were constructed in these time periods, we’re going to send anybody and everybody either additional safety pegs or the retrofit kit.”

Learn more at www.cribrecallcenter.com. You can also call (800) 816-5304.

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Bassetbaby, EStyles recall products for hazards

Forbes Magazine reports:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Bassettbaby and eStyle Inc. each voluntarily recalled certain products because of potential hazards.

The government watchdog said Bassettbaby recalled about 550 of its Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills collection of cribs. The spindles could loosen, “creating a gap that poses an entrapment and strangulation hazard,” the CPSC said in its statement. There have been no reports of injuries.

The cribs are made in China and were sold for about $400 at Babies “R” Us. Consumers can return them for full reimbursement or free replacement, the agency said.

EStyle, based in Los Angeles, has recalled its Mini Chef Complete Toy Kitchens because the pegs supporting the oven shelf and refrigerator can come out, causing a choking hazard.

The toys were made in Thailand and sold at Babystyle stores last year for about $200.

Neither company immediately returned calls seeking comment.

Recall issued for some Simmons infant mattresses

This was in the Atlanta Business Chronicle this morning.

Atlanta mattress maker Simmons has issued a recall for about 20,000 Simmons Kids Crib mattresses sold at Pottery Barn and other nursery furniture retailers due to an entrapment hazard to infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The American-made mattresses were sold under the names Pottery Barn Kids by Simmons Kids Lullaby, Simmons Kids Slumber Time Evening Star Luxury Firm, Simmons Kids Baby Mattress Series 400 and Simmons Kids Baby Mattress 234 Coil Count from July 2006 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said some of the crib mattresses can measure smaller than the 27-1/4 inch minimum width requirement for cribs, creating a gap between the mattress and crib side rails, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.

Simmons Kids and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have received one report of a six-month-old baby becoming wedged between the mattress and crib’s frame. The baby was removed from the crib without injury.

Consumers should measure the width of their mattress by removing all outer coverings, putting the mattress on floor and measuring the width near the middle, from the outside edge of the tape binding to the opposite side of the mattress. If it measures less than 27-1/4 inches, consumers should stop using the mattress and contact Simmons Kids to receive a free replacement mattress, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Crib Recall

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 28, 2008

Release #08-202

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 586-9639

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Munire Furniture Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Majestic Curved Top and Flat Top Cribs, Essex Cribs, Brighton/Sussex Cribs and Captiva Cribs

Units: About 24,000

Importer: Munire Furniture Inc., of Piscataway, N.J.

Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The four support brackets on the mattress support spring are too long. The brackets prevent the spring from lowering to the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The cribs are wooden. The recalled cribs include: Majestic Curved Top cribs with model number 9500; Majestic Flat Top cribs with model number 9000; Essex cribs with model number 7100; Brighton/Sussex cribs with model number 9100 and Captiva cribs with model number 5100. Only cribs with manufacture dates between November 1, 2005 and November 1, 2007 are included in the recall. The crib model number is printed on the white label on the bottom inside of the right side rail. The crib manufacture date is printed on either the white label near the model number or on the white label located on the bottom of the headboard. Cribs with a green sticker on the mattress frame are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from November 2005 through November 2007 for between $400 and $600.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs and contact Munire Furniture to receive replacement spring brackets.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Munire Furniture Inc. at (866) 586-9639 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.munirefurniture .com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc. gov/cpscpub/ prerel/prhtml08/ 08202.html

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s web site at www.cpsc.gov/ talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www. cpsc.gov/ cpsclist. aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.