Note: This recall has been reannounced. Firm is out of business. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2001
Release # 02-071
|LaJobi's Recall Hotline: (888) 266-2848
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), LaJobi Industries Inc., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 400 "Molly" and "Betsy" style wooden cribs. These cribs have cut-outs in the end panels that allow young children to get their heads entrapped, resulting in strangulation. The cribs fail to meet CPSC's standards.
LaJobi has not received any reports of injuries involving these cribs but in the past there have been deaths reported in other firms' cribs with end panel cut-outs. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Both cribs have openings on each end panel. The end panels on the "Molly" style cribs are made of solid wood with openings on both sides. The end panels on the "Betsy" style cribs are constructed with wood slats. The model numbers are printed inside the headboard at the bottom.
|0101327 02 (Natural)||0101257 02 (Natural)|
|0101327 11 (Antique Green)||0101257 11 (Antique Green)|
|0101327 12 (Antique White)||0101257 12 (Antique White)|
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