June 4, 2003Babi Italia/LaJobi Has Recalled "Tiffany"
and "Josephine" Crib Drop-Side Rails
Babi Italia, a division of LaJobi Industries Inc. has recalled
rails for about 2,000 "Tiffany" and "Josephine" model cribs. The slats on
the drop-side rails can come loose or detach. A child's head can get caught
in the space left by loose or missing slats, presenting an entrapment
hazard. In addition, children can fall through the slat opening.
CPSC and LaJobi have received 41 reports of slats separating from rails of
the crib. One child became entrapped between slats that came loose. Ten
children fell out of the crib when the slats came out of the drop-side rail.
No serious injuries have been reported.
The "Tiffany" and "Josephine" model cribs are made of solid natural wood
with a chest of drawers attached to the footboard. The cribs can be
converted into a toddler bed and an adult bed. The Tiffany cribs were
manufactured from June through October 2001 and the Josephine cribs were
manufactured from January through October 2001. The crib manufacture date
code is located on the inside bottom of the headboard. The four middle
numbers inside the eight-digit production number indicate the month and year
of manufacture. Tiffany cribs with production date codes (four middle
numbers) 0601, 0701, 0801, 0901 and 1001 and Josephine cribs with production
date codes (four middle numbers) 0101, 0201, 0301, 0401, 0501, 0601, 0701,
0801, 0901, and 1001 are included in the recall.
Babies R Us sold the recalled cribs exclusively from July 2001 through
January 2003 for about $500.
Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and contact LaJobi
immediately to receive replacement drop-side rails. Consumers should contact
LaJobi at (877) 440-2224 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Consumers also can visit the firm's Web site at www.babiitalia.com.