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Monday, November 12, 2007

Babies R Us Bassettbaby Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard


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: Wendy Bellissimo Collection Convertible Cribs

Units: About 8,900

Importer: Bassettbaby, of Bassett, Va.

Manufacturer: Goodbaby Child Products Company Ltd., of China

Hazard: The bolts connecting the top corners of the crib can come loose, creating a gap and posing a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Bassettbaby has 85 reports of bolts loosening, including one report of a 13 month-old child’s hand becoming entrapped between the railings.

Description: This recall involves Wendy Bellissimo Collection convertible cribs, model numbers 5945-0521 and 5545-0521, sold in honey and cherry finishes. The full size cribs have a sleigh design and one of the following purchase order numbers at the bottom rail of the headboard: 272903, 272904, 273904, 276728, 276729, 291081, 323975, 324472, 320318, 323976, 332883 365620, 368466 in honey, and 338535, 338537 and 332884 in cherry. All other Wendy Bellissimo Collection cribs are not involved in this recall.

Sold at: Babies R Us stores nationwide from July 2005 through October 2007 for about $500.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and contact Bassettbaby for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (888) 897-4689 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET daily, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bassettbaby.com

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