WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety and Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 90,000 Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
There have been 18 reported incidents in which drop-sides malfunctioned or detached from the crib, which could cause entrapment and/or suffocation of a baby. One baby became entrapped; three fell from the crib. No injuries were reported.
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.
This recall does not include non drop-side cribs.
The cribs were sold at children's product stores, and other retailers nationwide and online from January 2000 through August 2010 for between about $200 and $500. They were manufactured in China, Croatia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
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.
For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at 800-808-7485 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bassettbaby.com