December 21, 2001
PRODUCT: Cribs - L.A. Baby, of Vernon, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,000 folding Little Wood Cribs. The recalled cribs have model numbers 83 and 83/4 with manufacture dates of March 2001 or May 2001, located on the mattress board underneath of the mattress. The cribs' headboards and footboards unlatch to fold inward for easy portability from room to room. They are non full-sized, wooden cribs and have a natural or white finish. L.A. Baby sold the recalled cribs to hotels, daycare centers, and small specialty stores from March 2001 to October 2001 for about $170.
PROBLEM: The headboard can separate from the corner post. A child's head or neck could be entrapped in the corner space between the post and the mattress.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: L.A. Baby has received 9 reports of headboard separations. No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and contact L.A. Baby to receive a free brace repair kit to prevent an entrapment. For more information, call L.A. Baby at (800) 584-3094 Mon. through Fri. 8:00am to 5pm PST. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.lababyco.com (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site).
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