|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued May 10, 1999, Revised April 28, 2004
Release # 99-108
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
Note: Firm out of busines. Please discard or destroy the product.
CPSC, Generation 2 Worldwide Announce Recall to Repair Pisces Baby Cribs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Generation 2 Worldwide, of Dothan, Ala., recalled about 6,600 Next Generation Pisces Cribs. The slats on the headboards and footboards of these cribs can come loose, creating a large opening between the slats. CPSC standards limit the space between side rail slats to no more than 2 3/8 inches. Spacing larger than this enables an infant to become entrapped in the side rails, which can result in serious injury or death.
Generation 2 Worldwide has received 12 reports of slats on these cribs coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
These Next Generation Pisces Cribs are model number 67-8100. They were manufactured between March 4, 1997 and March 10, 1998. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on a sticker at the bottom of the headboard. The Pisces Crib has a high arched headboard and footboard with the middle two slats joined in a small arch underneath the top rails. The crib has a natural wood finish. The drop side rail of the crib has the "NEXT GENERATIONTM" brand name stamped in gold-colored letters. Fully assembled cribs measure 30.2 inches wide, 54.4 inches long and 49.6 inches high.
Retail stores and juvenile furniture stores nationwide sold these cribs from March 1997 through December 1998 for about $199.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled cribs and discard or destroy them. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available.
This recall does not include Pisces Cribs with model number 67- 8102.
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
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