|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 330-6905
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Announce Recall of Spindle Cribs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Spindle Crib
Units: About 7,600
Distributor: Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The spindles on the crib's front rail can loosen and detach from the rail. This can allow the child to fall from the crib and poses a risk of entrapment.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Kids has received six reports of incidents involving spindles detaching from the crib. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Spindle Crib, model number 4825402. The product name and model number are printed on a label affixed to the base of the crib. Sold in white, pink and blue, the cribs are made of hardwood and measure 30.5 x 54.5 x 45" high.
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids retail stores, the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and PotteryBarnKids.com nationwide from January 2004 through July 2005 for between $300 and $500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these cribs and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a free replacement front rail or a full refund (including shipping).
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (800) 330-6905 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily or visit the firm's Web site at www.potterybarnkids.com
Pottery Barn Kids Media Contact: Abigail Jacobs, at (415) 616-8432
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