|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued December 18, 1997, Revised December 18, 2008
Release # 98-047
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Note: Firm is out of business; cribs should be discarded or destroyed.
CPSC, B&B Stores Announce Recall of Mesh-Sided Cribs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), B&B Stores (also known as Velasco Alonso Inc.) of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, recalled about 400 mesh-sided cribs. The mattress pad compresses, a gap can occur between the side panels and the bed frame, and the snaps can separate from the frame, presenting suffocation hazards. In addition, the side rails can bend, presenting an entrapment hazard.
CPSC and B&B Stores are not aware of any injuries involving these cribs. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled mesh-sided crib is made of white metal and has four red wheels. The crib has mesh sides and a mesh canopy that snaps onto the metal support bars. The canopy has a zipper. The mattress pad and the edges of the mesh enclosure are made of plastic.
B&B Stores in Puerto Rico sold these cribs from August 1996 through January 1997 for about $30.
Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and discard or destroy them. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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