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CPSC, LaJobi Reannounce 2001 Recall of Cribs Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

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Recall Date:
December 02, 2009

Recall Details

December 2, 2009
Release # 10-051
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 266-2848

Concern that Cribs Could Now Be At Second Hand or Thrift Stores

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: "Molly" and "Betsy" Cribs

Units: About 400 (This recall was first announced in Dec.  2001)

Manufacturer: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J.

Hazard: The cribs have cut-outs in the end panels that can allow young children to get their heads entrapped, which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of the death of a one-year old girl whose head and neck became entrapped in the headboard cut-out of the "Betsy" style crib in 2003 in Mississippi, following the 2001 recall. No additional incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves both "Molly" and "Betsy" style wooden cribs. The end panels on the "Molly" style cribs are made of solid wood with openings on both sides. The end panels on the "Betsy" style cribs are constructed with wood slats. The model numbers are printed inside the headboard at the bottom.

Molly Betsy
0101327 02 (Natural) 0101257 02 (Natural)
0101327 11 (Antique Green) 0101257 11 (Antique Green)
0101327 12 (Antique White) 0101257 12 (Antique White)


Picture of Recalled Molly CribPicture of Recalled Betsy Crib

Sold at: Juvenile specialty stores nationwide from May 2000 through September 2001 for about $700 for the Molly model and $650 for the Betsy model. The cribs have not been available at retail since 2001. This re-issuance is voluntarily being undertaken to both alert consumers who may still have these cribs in their possession and to especially alert thrift stores and other similar second hand stores that these cribs should not be given away, sold or continued to be used.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and contact LaJobi to receive replacement end panels which eliminates the hazard.

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