April 25, 2002Vermont Precision Woodworks Has Recalled
- Vermont Precision Woodworks has recalled about 990 cribs. The slats
on the cribs can loosen and detach from the drop side rail, creating a large
opening between the slats where a child's head or neck could become
entrapped, resulting in serious injury or death.
Vermont Precision Woodworks has received 21 reports of slats detaching. No
injuries have been reported.
The recalled cribs include models, 7010Alpine, 7020 Caspian, 7030 Coventry,
7040 Dunmore and 7070 Haystack. The full-size cribs are solid maple and are
available in five finishes, natural, colonial, white, cherry, and cinnamon.
A label on the bottom of the cribs reads, "Vermont Precision Woodworks." The
manufacturing date and model name is also printed on the label. The cribs
were made in the USA.
Juvenile product and furniture stores sold the cribs nationwide from January
2000 through March 2002 for between $500 and $800.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled cribs until the
repair has been performed. Vermont Precision Woodworks is providing
consumers with replacement drop side rails. Consumers can contact Vermont
Precision Woodworks toll-free at (866) 869-7974 anytime.
The ASTM voluntary standard for full-size baby cribs includes tests for
structural integrity of crib components. CPSC staff found that the recalled
side rails failed the ASTM voluntary standard test. Vermont Woodworks
revised the assembly procedure for the replacement rails to comply with the