February 10, 1998
Release # 98-065
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Baby's Dream Furniture Announce Recall to
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby's Dream
Furniture Inc. of Buena Vista, Ga., is recalling about 13,000 Generation oak cribs for
repair. The cribs have a drop gate (a rail that folds down) on the front of the crib,
rather than a rail that slides up and down. A baby's fingers can be trapped in the folding
drop gate and injured.
Baby's Dream has received eight reports of babies' fingers being trapped in the drop gate,
including seven reports of severe lacerations and one report of an adult's finger being
Baby's Dream is offering consumers a free repair kit, consisting of a new brass
piano-style hinge for the entire length of the drop gate to replace the original four
smaller hinges. The new hinge closes the space between the lower section of the crib rail
and the top section that folds down.
Only Generation full-size oak cribs with the identifying cut numbers 194 through 1897 are
subject to this recall. The cut number is printed next to the word "Generation"
on a label attached to the lower rail of the crib's back frame.
Independent juvenile furniture stores nationwide sold the cribs from December 1994 through
June 1997 for about $500 to $700.
Consumers should immediately lock the drop gate of these cribs in the closed position and
call Baby's Dream toll-free at (888) 866-4217 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST Monday through
Friday for the free repair kit and installation instructions. Consumers should not use the
drop gate until the new hinge is installed. Consumers also can receive the repair kit by
writing to Generation Crib Recall, Baby's Dream Furniture Inc., P.O. Box 579, Buena Vista,
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from
15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous
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