|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 897-4689
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: Wendy Bellissimo Collection Convertible Cribs
Units: About 8,900
Importer: Bassettbaby, of Bassett, Va.
Manufacturer: Goodbaby Child Products Company Ltd., of China
Hazard: The bolts connecting the top corners of the crib can come loose, creating a gap and posing a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Bassettbaby has 85 reports of bolts loosening, including one report of a 13 month-old child's hand becoming entrapped between the railings.
Description: This recall involves Wendy Bellissimo Collection convertible cribs, model numbers 5945-0521 and 5545-0521, sold in honey and cherry finishes. The full size cribs have a sleigh design and one of the following purchase order numbers at the bottom rail of the headboard: 272903, 272904, 273904, 276728, 276729, 291081, 323975, 324472, 320318, 323976, 332883 365620, 368466 in honey, and 338535, 338537 and 332884 in cherry. All other Wendy Bellissimo Collection cribs are not involved in this recall.
Sold at: Babies R Us stores nationwide from July 2005 through October 2007 for about $500.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and contact Bassettbaby for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (888) 897-4689 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bassettbaby.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.