Note: Firm is no longer in business. Destroy and discard these recalled cribs.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2008
CPSC Hotline (800) 638-2772
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: Newport Rubbed Black 4-in-1 Cribs and Matching Furniture
Units: About 3,000 Cribs and 6,000 Matching Furniture Pieces
Manufacturer: Munire Furniture Inc, of Piscataway, N.J.
Hazard: The red paint which is underneath the black finish paint on some of the cribs and matching furniture exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested by young children lead can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: Munire has received one report of a child ingesting the paint. The child was diagnosed with lead poisoning.
Description: The recalled cribs and furniture are made of wood and have a rubbed black finish. Only the "Newport Rubbed Black" cribs and matching furniture manufactured in Indonesia between April 2006 and November 2008 are included in this recall. The model number, date, and country of manufacture are printed on the label attached to the side panel of the crib and the date of manufacture is on the back panel of the furniture. Models listed below are included in the recall:
|Newport Lifetime Crib
Hutch for Combo & Double Dresser
Conversion Kit for Lifetime Crib
5 Drawer Dresser
Guardrail for Lifetime Crib
Newport OldeWorld Crib
Sold at: Specialty furniture stores nationwide from April 2006 through November 2008 for about $600 for the crib and the matching furniture pieces were sold between $700 and $1,000. Additional accessories were sold for about $170.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Remove all language that is in there and replace it with the wording above "Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs. Destroy and discard the cribs. The firm is no longer in business. A remedy is not available.
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