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90,000 Bassettbaby Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

About 90,000 Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Bassett Furniture Industries, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). (Non drop-side cribs are not included in this recall.) The crib's drop-side rail can malfunction or detach, causing part of the drop side to detach from the crib. When a drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress where an infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, potentially leading to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child also can fall out of the crib in this space. Incorrect assembly and age-related wear and tear can also cause drop-side incidents.

CPSC and Bassett Furniture Industries are aware of 18 reported incidents in which drop-sides malfunctioned or detached from the crib, but caused no injuries. In one of the incidents, a child became entrapped between the mattress and the drop side. In another three of the incidents children fell out of the cribs. Bassett Furniture Industries has also received 154 reports of drop-side hardware breaking during shipment, assembly or use.

The recalled cribs, sold in a variety of finishes, are wooden with a metal mattress support and have a drop side with external plastic hardware. A label is attached to the footboard or headboard with the names "Bassettbaby" or "Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc." as well as the model number, production date and other information. On some older models the manufacturer's name appears on a separate label. They were sold at children's product stores and other retailers nationwide and online from January 2000 through August 2010 for between $200 and $500.

Models included in the recall:

Style Number

Product Description

5091-0604

Mission Single

5591-0604

Mission Single

5991-0604

Mission Single

5891-0604

Mission Single

5092-0604

Mission Bay Single

5592-0604

Mission Bay Single

5892-0604

Mission Bay Single

5992-0604

Mission Bay Single

5093-0604

Cape Cod Single

5093-0621

Cape Cod 4 N 1

5593-0604

Cape Cod Single

5593-0621

Cape Cod 4 N 1

5893-0604

Cape Cod Single

5893-0621

Cape Cod 4 N 1

5993-0604

Cape Cod Single

5993-0621

Cape Cod 4 N 1

5693-0621

Cape Cod 4 N 1

5765-0504

Woodlands Single

5919-0620

Bel-Aire 3 N 1

5100-0522

Terrace Park 3 N 1

5026-0620

Parson Ridge 4 N 1

5026-0504

Parson Ridge Single

5062-0504

Shenandoah Single

5062-0620

Shenandoah 4 N 1

5862-0620

Shenandoah 4 N 1

5089-0504

Chimney Corners Single

5446-0504

Hidden Hills Single

5935-0521

New Haven 3 N 1

5936-0521

New Haven 3 N 1

5405-0620

Richmond Park 3 N 1

5960-0604

Cottage Single

5960-0604Q

Cottage Single

5665-0621

Timber Creek 4 N 1

5665-0621F

Timber Creek 4 N 1

5665-0621S

Timber Creek 4 N 1

5666-0621

Timber Creek 4 N 1

5666-0621S

Timber Creek 4 N 1

5760-0604

Mission Single

5860-0604

Cottage Single

5860-0620

Cottage 3 N 1

5104-0514

Lake Wood Single

5401-0504

Lake Wood Single

5871-0621

Winsor 4 N 1

5871-0621W

Winsor 4 N 1

5714-0504

English Manor Single

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact Bassettbaby for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed, depending on the child's age.

For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (800) 308-7485 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bassettbaby.com.

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