Pottery Barn has announced a recall of 82,000 drop-side cribs. As with previously recalled drop-side cribs, the drop-side can detach and create a space where an infant can become entrapped or suffocate. Stop using the cribs immediately, and contact Pottery Barn Kids at (877) 804-3847 between 7 am and midnight PST to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side.
This marks the seventh major drop-side crib recall so far this year -- and hopefully, one of the last, thanks to new measures the CPSC announced yesterday on the heels of this recall. The new rules proposed, likely to take effect next year, will ban the sale, manufacture and resale of all drop-side cribs, and outlaw them in places like hotels and daycares.