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LaJobi Recalls Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson Drop Side Cribs; Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 9, 2009
Revised August 12, 2009
Release # 09-239
Firm’s Contact Number: (800) 266-2848
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

LaJobi Recalls Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson Drop Side Cribs; Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: Bonavita “Hudson” and Babi Italia “Pinehurst” Drop Side Cribs

Units: About 2,900

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

Hazard: The lower spring pins on the footboard and headboard can pop out of the tracks located on the drop side causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a hazardous gap between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become entrapped and suffocate or fall from cribs.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 33 reports of drop side detachment due to spring pin failure. In these reports, two children became entrapped and one child fell from cribs. Both entrapped children were freed by caregivers, one child was bruised.

Description: The recalled cribs are wood with a metal mattress support and have drop sides and were sold in a variety of finishes including cherry, espresso, natural, and white. Hudson and Pinehurst drop side cribs with production dates from December 2006 through August 2007 are included in the recall. The recalled cribs have the production date, product order (PO) number, item number, and color printed on a label attached to the footboard or headboard.

Sold at: Babi Italia Pinehurst drop side cribs were sold exclusively by Babies “R” Us. Bonavita Hudson drop side cribs were sold at Baby Basics, Beautiful Beginnings, and Buy Buy Baby stores and children’s product stores nationwide for about $300. Cribs were sold from December 2006 through December 2007.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. LaJobi will provide professional technicians to perform in-home installations of a free retrofit hardware kit. Consumers should contact LaJobi to register for the free retrofit kit service.

Media Contact: Ilya Welfeld at (201) 439-1010

Note: This recall does not apply to the LaJobi crib models with straight pins on the headboard and footboard or non drop side cribs.

Picture of Recalled Drop Side Cribs, with Pinehurst Crib on left and Hudson Crib on right

Picture of Spring Pin from Recalled Drop Side Crib