|June 5, 2008
Bassettbaby Cribs Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Babies "R" Us
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills Collection Cribs
Units: About 550
Importer: Bassettbaby, of Bassett, Va.
Hazard: The space between the spindles on some cribs can fail to meet federal standards and can pose an entrapment hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: Bassettbaby has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Description: This recall involves a full-size crib from the Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills collection, model number 5446-0521. The model number is located on the bottom rail of the headboard. The crib was sold in a Navajo Pine finish.
Sold by: Babies "R" Us stores nationwide from November 2007 through February 2008 for about $500.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and contact Bassettbaby to schedule an in-home inspection of the crib. Recalled cribs will be replaced. The firm has contacted consumers directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (866) 618-5446 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm's web site at www.bassettbaby.com
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