Bexco Recalls to Repair Million Dollar Baby, Baby Mod and Da Vinci Brand Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 24, 2010
Revised July 1, 2010

Release #10-277
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 673-6488
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: This is an update to the original recall notice to reflect the different brand names under which Million Dollar Baby sells cribs.

Bexco Recalls to Repair Million Dollar Baby, Baby Mod and Da Vinci Brand Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

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: Drop-Side cribs sold under the brand names Million Dollar Baby, Baby Mod and Da Vinci

Units: About 156,000

Distributor: Bexco Enterprises, Inc., d.b.a. Million Dollar Baby of Montebello, Calif.

Hazard: The cribs’ drop-sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Million Dollar Baby have received 43 reports of drop-side failures. There were eight reports of children being entrapped between the mattress and drop-side resulting in three reports of bruises to the head or upper body. Additionally, three children fell out of the crib when the drop-side failed but they were not injured.

Description: The following full-sized Million Dollar Baby (“MDB”), Da Vinci and Baby Mod brand cribs with drop-sides are involved in the recall:

Drop-Side HardwareModel NameModel Number(s)Sold AsHardware Photo
Exposed hardware Alexandria 4191
M4191
MDB / Da Vinci Picture of Exposed hardware
Alpha 591
M0591
MDB / Da Vinci
Bailey 5201 MDB / Da Vinci
Caleb 1701 MDB / Da Vinci
Jenny Lind 371
391
M0391
MDB / Da Vinci
Lauren 5691
4491
4001
MDB / Da Vinci
Naomi 4291 MDB / Da Vinci
Oxford 2191 MDB / Da Vinci
Pine Canopy 3991 MDB / Da Vinci
Sleigh 2991 MDB / Da Vinci
Twinkle 2301 MDB / Da Vinci
Hidden hardware Anastasia 4801 MDB / Da Vinci Picture of Hidden hardware
Annabelle 5901
5941
MDB / Da Vinci
Kendall W5921 Baby Mod
Kirsten W5941 MDB / Da Vinci
Leonardo 3101 MDB / Da Vinci
Michelangelo 3401 MDB / Da Vinci
Robin 6001 MDB / Da Vinci
Roxanne W5941 Baby Mod
Roxanne 5921 MDB / Da Vinci
Serena W4801 Baby Mod

The name “Million Dollar Baby,” “Da Vinci” or “Baby Mod,” along with the company logo and the crib’s serial number are printed on a label on the crib’s headboard.

Sold at: Children’s product stores and other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through March 2010 for between $100 and $330.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Million Dollar Baby for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age. Repair kits will be available to consumers within a few weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Million Dollar Baby toll-free at (888) 673-6488 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.themdbfamily.com/safety

Note: More information about the special industry program to provide free immobilization kits.

Important Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Disengagements can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Age is factor in the safety of any crib. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you not use a crib that is older than 10 years. Many older cribs may not meet current voluntary standards and can have numerous safety problems.

Visit CPSC's Crib Information Center for more information on Crib Safety and Recalls.

Picture of Recalled Crib

Picture of Recalled Crib

Recalled Crib Label

Recalled Crib Label

Recalled Crib Label