December 23, 2008: Munire Newport Rubbed Black Cribs and Furniture Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Munire Furniture Inc. is recalling about 3,000 of its Newport Rubbed Black 4-in-1 Cribs and 6,000 matching furniture pieces. The red paint underneath the black finish paint on some of the cribs and matching furniture exceeds federal lead limits. (If ingested by young children, lead can cause adverse health effects. Read more about childhood lead poisoning here.)
The CPSC reports that Munire has received one report of a child ingesting the paint. The child was diagnosed with lead poisoning.
Do You Own These Cribs?
The recalled cribs and furniture are made of wood and have a rubbed black finish. Only the “Newport Rubbed Black” cribs and matching furniture manufactured in Indonesia between April 2006 and November 2008 are included in this recall. The model number, date, and country of manufacture are printed on the label attached to the side panel of the crib, and the date of manufacture is on the back panel of the furniture. Models listed below are included in the recall:
Model: 7900 Name: Newport Lifetime Crib
7918 Hutch for Combo & Double Dresser
7907 Conversion Kit for Lifetime Crib
7905 5 Drawer Dresser
7975 Guardrail for Lifetime Crib
7906 Double Dresser
7901 Newport OldeWorld Crib
These cribs were sold at specialty furniture stores nationwide from April 2006 through November 2008 for about $600, and the matching furniture pieces were sold for between $700 and $1,000. Additional accessories were sold for about $170.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact Munire Furniture to receive a replacement coupon, which will entitle consumers to exchange the products for another product free of charge.
For more information, call Munire Furniture toll-free at 1-866-586-9639 between 9 AM and 6 PA ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.munirefurniture.com
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