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CPSC, Vermont Precision Woodworks Announce Recall of Cribs

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Recall Date:
April 25, 2002

Recall Details

April 25, 2002
Release # 02-149
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 869-7974
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Vermont Precision Woodworks, of Morrisville, Vt., is voluntarily recalling about 990 cribs. The slats on the cribs can loosen and detach from the drop side rail, creating a large opening between the slats where a child's head or neck could become entrapped, resulting in serious injury or death.

Vermont Precision Woodworks has received 21 reports of slats detaching. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled cribs include models, 7010Alpine, 7020 Caspian, 7030 Coventry, 7040 Dunmore and 7070 Haystack. The full-size cribs are solid maple and are available in five finishes, natural, colonial, white, cherry, and cinnamon. A label on the bottom of the cribs reads, "Vermont Precision Woodworks." The manufacturing date and model name is also printed on the label. The cribs were made in the USA.

Juvenile product and furniture stores sold the cribs nationwide from January 2000 through March 2002 for between $500 and $800.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled cribs until the repair has been performed. Vermont Precision Woodworks is providing consumers with replacement drop side rails. Consumers can contact Vermont Precision Woodworks toll-free at (866) 869-7974 anytime or visit the firm's web site at 

The ASTM voluntary standard for full-size baby cribs includes tests for structural integrity of crib components. CPSC staff found that the recalled side rails failed the ASTM voluntary standard test. Vermont Woodworks revised the assembly procedure for the replacement rails to comply with the ASTM standard.

Picture of Recalled Crib

Picture of Recalled Crib

Picture of Recalled Crib

Picture of Recalled Crib

Picture of Recalled Crib

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