June 9, 2009: Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson Drop Side Cribs Recall
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, NJ, is voluntarily recalling about 2,900 Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson Drop Side Cribs. 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.
Do You Own These Cribs?
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.
Note: This recall does not apply to the LaJobi crib models with straight pins on the headboard and footboard or non drop side cribs.
These cribs were manufactured in: China. 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. Both models were sold from December 2006 through December 2007.
Whom to Contact
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: Call (866) 688-9009 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.Lajobi.com.
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