|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|August 27, 1985|
|Release # 85-041|
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that it recently supervised the destruction of approximately 110 hazardous baby cribs that had been seized by the U.S. Marshalls in Brooklyn, New York under a court order. The cribs were seized and destroyed because they failed to meet safety requirements of the CPSC for full size and non-full size cribs. The cribs could not be brought into compliance with the safety standards and, therefore, had to be destroyed.
The cribs, which were imported from Italy, were offered for sale at the Baby Desire retail store at 3816 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York between January 1984 and January 1985. The Baby Desire store is no longer in business.
The cribs' vertical slats were too far apart and could allow an infant's body to slide between the slats entrapping the child by the head. This entrapment could cause strangulation.
In addition, the sides of the cribs were not high enough to discourage toddlers from climbing out. Required assembly instructions which would enable consumers to assemble the cribs properly so they would be safe were not supplied. Required labeling was not present.
The CPSC estimates that 47 unsafe baby cribs were sold to consumers. These unsafe cribs have no labeling which would help identify them. Consumers who believe they may have purchased one of these unsafe cribs should measure the spaces between the vertical slats of the crib. If the spaces are greater that 2 3/8 inches
Consumers who want more information about these cribs should call the Commission's New York Regional Office at 212-264-1125 or the CPSC toll-free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. The teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is (301) 595-7054.
La Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC) se encarga de proteger al público contra riesgos irrazonables de lesión o muerte asociados con el uso de miles de tipos de productos del consumidor. Muertes, lesiones y daños a la propiedad debido a incidentes con productos del consumidor le cuestan al país más de $1 billón de dólares al año. La labor de la CPSC ha contribuido a una disminución en el índice de muertes y lesiones vinculadas a los productos del consumidor en los últimos 40 años.
Para más información:
- Visite SeguridadConsumidor.gov.
- Reciba alertas electrónicas.
- Síganos en Twitter @SeguridadConsum, @USCPSC y en Facebook e Instagram @USCPSC.
- Reporte productos peligrosos o lesiones por productos en www.SaferProducts.gov.
- Llame a la línea de información al 800-638-2772 (teletipo 301-595-7054).
- Contacto para los medios de comunicación.
Por favor comuníquese con la CPSC si desea información al:
Teléfono: (301) 504-7908
En español: (301) 504-7800