|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 9, 2009
Revised August 12, 2009
Release # 09-238
|Firm’s Contact Number: (800) 266-2848
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Firm Phone Number Change.
LaJobi Recalls Bonavita “Cabana” Drop Side Cribs Due To Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards
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 “Cabana” Drop Side Cribs
Units: About 2,000
Importer: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J.
Hazard: The wooden crib slats can detach or break creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.
Incidents/Injuries: LaJobi has received 16 incident reports of crib slat failures, including 10 reports of slats falling out of rails and 6 reports of slats breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Bonavita “Cabana” wooden drop side cribs with metal mattress supports. The cribs were manufactured from January 2006 through October 2008 and have production dates between 01 JAN 2006 and 31 OCT 2008. The model name, color, product order (PO) number, production date and other crib identifiers are printed on a label located on the inside bottom rail of the headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in three finishes, antique white, classic cherry and montego brown. Cribs with other production dates are not affected by this recall.
Sold at: USA Baby, Beautiful Beginnings, Buy Buy Baby and other specialty stores nationwide from January 2006 through May 2009 for about $450.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact LaJobi to receive replacement crib side rails.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (800) 266-2848 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.LaJobi.com
Media Contact: Ilya Welfeld at (201) 439-1010
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