RECALL: Cribs pose strangulation risk

Posted by: , June 9, 2009 in 2:58 pm


LaJobi Inc., manufacturer of children’s cribs has voluntarily recalled their “Cabana”, “Bonavita Hudson” and “Baby Italia Pinehurst” cribs due to the risk of entrapment and strangulation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2009
Release # 09-238

crib2 09238a RECALL: Cribs pose strangulation riskLaJobi Recalls Bonavita ?Cabana? Drop Side Cribs Due To Entrapment and Strangulation 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.
Name of Product: Bonavita ?Cabana? Drop Side Cribs

Units: About 2,000

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

Hazard: The wooden crib slats can detach or break creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

Incidents/Injuries: LaJobi has received 16 incident reports of crib slat failures, including 10 reports of slats falling out of rails and 6 reports of slats breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Bonavita ?Cabana? wooden drop side cribs with metal mattress supports. The cribs were manufactured from January 2006 through October 2008 and have production dates between 01 JAN 2006 and 31 OCT 2008. The model name, color, product order (PO) number, production date and other crib identifiers are printed on a label located on the inside bottom rail of the headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in three finishes, antique white, classic cherry and montego brown. Cribs with other production dates are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: USA Baby, Beautiful Beginnings, Buy Buy Baby and other specialty stores nationwide from January 2006 through May 2009 for about $450.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact LaJobi to receive replacement crib side rails.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (866) 688-9009 anytime, or visit the firm?s Web site at www.LaJobi.com

Media Contact: Ilya Welfeld at (201) 439-1010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2009
Release # 09-239

crib 09239a RECALL: Cribs pose strangulation riskLaJobi Recalls Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson Drop Side Cribs; Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation

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.
Name of Product: Bonavita ?Hudson? and Babi Italia ?Pinehurst? Drop Side Cribs

Units: About 2,900

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

Hazard: The lower spring pins on the footboard and headboard can pop out of the tracks located on the drop side causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a hazardous gap between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become entrapped and suffocate or fall from cribs.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 33 reports of drop side detachment due to spring pin failure. In these reports, two children became entrapped and one child fell from cribs. Both entrapped children were freed by caregivers, one child was bruised.

Description: The recalled cribs are wood with a metal mattress support and have drop sides and were sold in a variety of finishes including cherry, espresso, natural, and white. Hudson and Pinehurst drop side cribs with production dates from December 2006 through August 2007 are included in the recall. The recalled cribs have the production date, product order (PO) number, item number, and color printed on a label attached to the footboard or headboard.

Sold at: Babi Italia Pinehurst drop side cribs were sold exclusively by Babies ?R? Us. Bonavita Hudson drop side cribs were sold at Baby Basics, Beautiful Beginnings, and Buy Buy Baby stores and children?s product stores nationwide for about $300. Cribs were sold from December 2006 through December 2007.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. LaJobi will provide professional technicians to perform in-home installations of a free retrofit hardware kit. Consumers should contact LaJobi to register for the free retrofit kit service.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lajobi toll-free at (866) 688-9009 anytime, or visit the firm?s Web site at www.Lajobi.com

Media Contact: Ilya Welfeld at (201) 439-1010

Note: This recall does not apply to the LaJobi crib models with straight pins on the headboard and footboard or non drop side cribs.

Firm?s Recall Hotline: (866) 688-9009
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


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