May 8, 2003Baby's Dream Furniture Has Recalled
Vista, GA (SafetyAlerts)
- Baby's Dream Furniture Inc. has recalled
about 4,600 wooden convertible cribs manufactured from January to August
2001 to repair hinges on the drop gate. The three hinges along the fold-down
drop gate can crack or break and allow babies to have their fingers pinched.
Baby's Dream has received 38 reports of broken or cracked hinges, but there
have been no injuries reported.
The recalled cribs were sold under either the Baby's Dream Furniture label
or the National Baby Furniture label in five different models. The five
models included in the recall are "Always Crib," "Crib 4 Life," "Legendary
Crib," "Set 4 Life," and "Crib-2-College." The wooden cribs are honey, amber
or cherry in color. The model names and the date of manufacture appear on a
label on the lower inside of the frame. "Made in USA" is also printed on the
label. Juvenile furniture and retail stores nationwide sold these cribs for
between $300 and $400.
In addition, an unknown number of Baby's Dream cribs made between 1996 and
2002 may have drop gate trigger latches that are not correctly aligned to
fit securely into the strike plate on the crib post. A misaligned latch
where the latch trigger does not lock securely can allow the drop gate to
open if a child leans on it, and the child could fall out. Baby's Dream and
CPSC have received two reports of injuries to children when the latches did
not hold. Injuries included one report of a child whose head was bruised
after falling onto the floor when the drop gate latch failed and one report
of a crushed finger when the rail unexpectedly moved inward when the parent
leaned into the crib. There were five additional reports of children falling
out of cribs who received no injury.
Consumers owning these Baby's Dream cribs should call Baby's Dream at (800)
TEL CRIB (835-2742) between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's web
site at www.babysdream.com to receive a repair kit for hinges and/or latches
or for specific instructions for examining their latches. Consumers can also
write to Baby's Dream Furniture Inc., at P.O. Box 579, Buena Vista, GA