|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 661-8201
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: Cribs
Units: About 1,300
Manufacturer: Mother Hubbard's Cupboards, of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children who climb over the railing.
Note from CPSC Staff:
Federal Regulations require that all full-size cribs have a minimum rail height of 26" to help prevent fall hazards. To determine whether or not a crib meets this requirement, the mattress support platform must be placed in the lowest configuration (for the oldest users of the crib). Once in the lowest setting, remove the mattress and measure the distance from the top of the mattress platform (NOT the top of the mattress) to the top of the front rail. If the crib has a drop side or movable front rail, the measurement should be taken when the rail is in the uppermost locked position.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes the following wooden full-size cribs: "Enchantment" (model #210), "Hush a Bye" (model #215), "Once upon a time" (model #320) and "Rock a bye" (model #1900-350). Only date codes from 0306 through 0308 are included in this recall. "Mother Hubbard's Cupboards", the model number and date code are printed on a label located on the bottom inside of the right side.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores from March 2006 through March 2008 for between $500 and $650.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards to receive instructions on how to re-install the support brackets to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards toll-free at (888) 661-8201 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mhcfurniture.com
Enchantment - Model 210
Hush a Bye - Model 215
Once upon a time - Model 320
Rock a Bye - Model 1900-350
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