Another Drop-Side Crib Recall - Why Am I Not Surprised.
In news that I'm sure will shock you, there's been ANOTHER drop-side crib recall. For pete's sake. This recall involves...
In news that I'm sure will shock you, there's been ANOTHER drop-side crib recall. For pete's sake. This recall involves Pottery Barn cribs. According to the The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, these cribs are specifically called "Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs" - wow, great name. About 82,000 of these cribs have been sold by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. Hazard: The cribs� drop-sides can detach when hardware breaks, creating a space into which a young child can become entrapped, which can lead to suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop side incidents also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear. Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Pottery Barn Kids have received 36 reports of drop sides that have malfunctioned or detached, resulting in seven minor injuries when children fell out of the cribs or got their legs caught between the mattress and the drop side. One child became entrapped at the head between the drop side and crib mattress but was freed without injury. Description: This recall involves all Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs regardless of the model number. Pottery Barn Kids is printed on a label attached to the crib headboard or footboard. Sold at: Exclusively through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog, www.potterybarnkids.com , and at Pottery Barn Kids retail stores nationwide from January 1999 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600. IF YOU HAVE A POTTERY BARN CRIB: Immediately stop using the recalled cribs, inspect the hardware to make sure it is not broken, and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a free fixed-gate conversion kit that will immobilize the drop side. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (877) 804-3847 between 7 a.m. and midnight 7 days a week or visit the firm�s website at www.potterybarnkids.com IN CASE YOU'VE BEEN LIVING IN A CAVE: An insane amount of drop-side cribs have been recalled over the last year. I'm suggesting you never buy a drop-side crib. They're obviously proving to be unsafe. Read the following for more info...
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