Bassettbaby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall...

Bassettbaby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards



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WASHINGTON,
Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 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. It is illegal to
resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name
of Product: Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware

Units:
About 90,000

Manufacturer:
Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc., of Bassett, Va.

Hazard:
The cribs’ drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing
part of the drop side to detach from the crib. When a drop-side rail partially
detaches, it creates a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. An
infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to
strangulation and/or suffocation. A child also can fall out of the crib.
Drop-side incidents also can occur due to incorrect assembly and age-related
wear and tear.

Incidents/Injuries:
The firm and CPSC are aware of 18 reported incidents in which drop-sides
malfunctioned or detached from the crib. No injuries were reported. In one of
the incidents a child became entrapped between the mattress and the drop-side.
In three of the incidents children fell out of the cribs. The firm also has
received 154 reports of drop-side hardware breaking during shipment, assembly or
use.

Description:
The recalled cribs are wood with a metal mattress support and have a drop side
with external plastic hardware. The cribs were sold in a variety of finishes. A
label is attached to the footboard or headboard with the names “Bassettbaby”
or “Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.” as well as the model number,
production date and other information. On some older models the manufacturer’s
name appears on a separate label.

Note:
This recall does not include non drop-side cribs.

Sold
at: Children’s product stores, and other retailers nationwide and on-line from
January 2000 through August 2010 for between about $200 and $500.

Manufactured
in: China, Croatia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Vietnam

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact
Bassettbaby for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime,
parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child,
such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

Consumer
Contact: For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (800) 308-7485
between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s
website at
www.bassettbaby.com

Important
Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken
or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib
sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop
side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and
corners of the crib for parts separating that can create a gap and entrap a
child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died
in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Crib age is a factor in
safety. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you not use a crib that is
older than 10 years. Many older cribs may not meet current voluntary standards
and can have a variety of safety problems. Check if your crib has been recalled
at
www.cpsc.gov

MODELS
INCLUDED IN RECALL TO REPAIR

 

  
Style        
Product

  
Number     
Description

5091-0604     Mission
Single

5591-0604     Mission
Single

5991-0604     Mission
Single

5891-0604     Mission
Single

5092-0604     Mission
Bay Single

5592-0604     Mission
Bay Single

5892-0604     Mission
Bay Single

5992-0604     Mission
Bay Single

5093-0604     Cape
Cod Single

5093-0621     Cape
Cod 4 N 1

5593-0604     Cape
Cod Single

5593-0621     Cape
Cod 4 N 1

5893-0604     Cape
Cod Single

5893-0621     Cape
Cod 4 N 1

5993-0604     Cape
Cod Single

5993-0621     Cape
Cod 4 N 1

5693-0621     Cape
Cod 4 N 1

5765-0504     Woodlands
Single

5919-0620     Bel-Aire
3 N 1

5100-0522     Terrace
Park 3 N 1

5026-0620     Parson
Ridge 4 N 1

5026-0504     Parson
Ridge Single

5062-0504     Shenandoah
Single

5062-0620     Shenandoah
4 N 1

5862-0620     Shenandoah
4 N 1

5089-0504     Chimney
Corners Single

5446-0504     Hidden
Hills Single

5935-0521     New
Haven 3 N 1

5936-0521     New
Haven 3 N 1

5405-0620     Richmond
Park 3 N 1

5960-0604     Cottage
Single

5960-0604Q    Cottage
Single

5665-0621     Timber
Creek 4 N 1

5665-0621F    Timber
Creek 4 N 1

5665-0621S
   Timber Creek 4 N 1

5666-0621     Timber
Creek 4 N 1

5666-0621S    Timber
Creek 4 N 1

5760-0604     Mission
Single

5860-0604     Cottage
Single

5860-0620     Cottage 3 N 1

5104-0514     Lake
Wood Single

5401-0504     Lake
Wood Single

5871-0621     Winsor
4 N 1

5871-0621W    Winsor 4 N
1

5714-0504     English
Manor Single

 

U.S.
Consumer Firm’s Contact Number: (800)
 308-7485

CPSC
Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC
Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE 
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission

Bassettbaby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards