WASHINGTON -- Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. of Bassett, VA, has issued a recall for approximately 90,000 Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the cribs' drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, 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 posing an entrapment or strangulation hazard.

Bassett Furniture and the CPSC are aware of 18 reported incidents in which drop-sides malfunctioned or detached from the crib. No injuries were reported. The firm also has received 154 reports of drop-side hardware breaking during shipment, assembly or use.

The cribs were manufactured in China, Croatia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Vietnam and sold nationally for between $200 and $500.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact Bassett Furniture for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side.

Read the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's press release.

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