|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|November 25, 1987|
|Release # 87-076|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, HBLA Imports, Inc., Dallas, Texas, today announced a voluntary recall of their HBLA non-full size baby cribs imported in January 1985. The cribs, distributed in Arkansas; Texas; Oklahoma: Artesia, New Mexico; Pikeville, Kentucky; and Hammond, Louisiana, sell at retail for approximately $65.00. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined that this type of baby crib is banned because it fails to meet safety requirements with respect to hardware, spacing of crib spindles in slats decorative cutouts, assembly instructions, labeling, and mattress thickness. Potential hazards include falling from the crib, pinching, laceration, entrapment, and strangulation.
The crib is available in white, pink, and blue with solid wood end panels, one wooden spindle fixed side rail, and one wooden spindle drop side rail. The crib is packaged in a cardboard carton labeled "HBLA Dallas made in Taiwan." The crib itself bears no labeling. A picture of children and rabbits is on each side of each end panel.
Neither the Consumer Product Safety Commission nor the firm is aware of any injury associate with these cribs, but the recall is being made as a precaution. Owners of these cribs are urged to immediately remove these cribs from use and return them for a refund to the retailer where purchased. Retailers should remove these cribs from sale and return them to HBLA Imports, Inc., 1228 East Ledbetter, Dallas, Texas 75216.
Consumers may wish to contact HBLA Imports, Inc., directly at 214-375-4831.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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