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: Bassett recalls 8,900 cribs due to entrapment risk



From: Reuters
Published November 8, 2007 03:05 PM

Bassett recalls 8,900 cribs due to entrapment risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bassett Furniture Industries Inc is recalling about 8,900 Chinese-made baby cribs because the bolts can loosen, posing an entrapment and strangulation hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

The company has received 85 reports of bolts connecting the top corners of its "Wendy Bellissimo Collection Convertible Cribs" loosening. In one case, a 13-month-old child's hand became trapped between the railings, the agency said.

The cribs have been sold at Babies "R" Us stores in the United States since July 2005 for about $500 each, it said.

The recalled cribs are model numbers 5945-0521 and 5545-0521, sold in honey and cherry finishes. Other Wendy Bellissimo Collection cribs are not involved in the recall, the agency said.

The cribs were made by Goodbaby Child Products Co Ltd of China, it said.

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Consumers with the recalled cribs should stop using them and contact Bassett for a free repair kit.

In September, Simplicity Inc recalled about 1 million baby cribs sold in the United States because of the risk of entrapment and suffocation if the drop-side detached, creating a dangerous gap.

The safety agency posted a photograph of the recalled Bassett cribs on its Internet site, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08075.html.

(Reporting by Julie Vorman, editing by Dave Zimmerman and John Wallace)

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