Graco(R)-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and...

Graco(R)-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards



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    WASHINGTON, April 29 /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.

    (Logo: www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

 

    Name of product: Graco(R)-branded drop
side cribs made by LaJobi

 

    Units: About 217,000

 

    Manufacturer: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury,
N.J.

 

    Hazard: The drop side hardware can break
or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side
detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop side and the crib
mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing a
risk of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall from the
cribs when the drop side detaches or fails to lock.

 

    Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 99
reports of drop side incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side
detachment. There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in the
gap created by the detached drop side. Both children were freed by their
caregivers. There were six reports of children falling due to drop side
failure, including one report of a mild concussion.

 

    Description:  This recall involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco(R) wood cribs. The
full size cribs were sold in cherry, espresso, natural and white finishes. The
production date, item number, purchase order number and finish name is printed
on a label affixed to the footboard or headboard. “LaJobi” and the
crib model name are printed on a product sticker located on the stabilizer bar
or bottom rail of the crib. Affected models are listed below.

 

    Name                       Model Numbers

    Ashleigh Drop Side                           3280142

                                                 3280154

                                                 3280181

    Hampton Drop Side                            3080136

    Jason Convertible Drop

     Side                                        3290235

                                                 3290254

                                                 3290281

    Kendal Drop Side                             3570170

                                                 3570181

    Lauren Drop Side                             3250235

                                                 3250242

                                                 3250247

                                                 3250254

                                                 3250281

                                                 3250282

                                                 3150281

                                                 3150282

    Rachel Convertible Drop

     Side                                        3300236

                                                 3300281

    Sarah Drop Side                              3000135

                                                 3000136

                                                 3000142

                                                 3000147

                                                 3000154

                                                 3000181

    Shannon Drop Side                            3010136

                                                 3010154

                                                 3010181

    Tifton Drop Side                             3090136

                                                 3270136

 

 

    Sold
at:
Children’s product stores and other retailers nationwide from
February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200.

 

    Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

 

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop
using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit
kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to
find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.

 

    Consumer Contact: For additional
information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the
firm’s Web site at www.LaJobi.com.

 

    CPSC is still interested in receiving
incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product
recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting
https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

 

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of
serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the
agency’s jurisdiction. 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 (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list,
please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall
and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.

 

    Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 842-2215

    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

SOURCE  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Graco(R)-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards