Bassettbaby Crib Recall Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers - Representing People Nationwide
On November 8, 2007, Bassettbaby and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC jointly issued a press release announcing a voluntary recall of certain Wendy Bellissimo Collection convertible cribs. The recall applies to nearly 9,000 cribs sold exclusively at Babies "R" Us between July 2005 and October 2007 for approximately $500.
Not all Wendy Bellissimo Collection convertible cribs were named in the recall. For a list of model numbers involved in the recall, please read the press release from the CPSC. Model numbers can be found on the headboard of the cribs (on full-sized cribs, they can be found on the bottom rail of the headboard).
It was found that if the bushings in the top corners of the recalled cribs became stripped, they could loosen and create a gap that could pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard. By the time the recall was issued, Bassettbaby had received about 85 reports of loose bushings and one report of a 13 month-old child whose hand became entrapped between the railings.
If you own a Bassettbaby crib listed in the recall, you should immediately discontinue using it. For a free repair kit, you may contact Bassettbaby at (888) 897-4689, between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET, or visit the company's web site at www.bassettbaby.com. The crib's Chinese factory has taken corrective measures to eliminate the problem, and the CPSC has tested and approved the arm replacement kit.
Additional safety measures recommended for Bassettbaby cribs in general include:
- The mattress should be at least 27-1/4 inches by 51-5/8 inches and less than 6 inches thick. Remove any plastic shipping bags and do not use plastic film mattress covers because they may pose a suffocation hazard. Do not use a waterbed mattress.
- Discontinue using the crib when a child reaches 35 inches in height or is able to climb out of it.
- Do not exceed your crib's weight limit.
- Place the crib away from windows where cords from drapes or blinds may strangle the child.
- Make sure the side of the crib is raised and locked whenever the child is in it.
- When the child is able to stand and pull, set the mattress support to the lowest position and remove the bumper pads and any large toys or other objects that the child can use to step or climb out of the crib.
- Periodically ensure that all of the crib's screws are securely tightened.
Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. is a manufacturer and retailer of branded home furnishings sold principally through Bassett Furniture stores. The firm, however, also distributes through multi-line furniture stores. Bassettbaby cribs, for instance, are sold through mass merchants and specialty stores.