Pottery Barn Kids recall involves approximately
82,000 drop-side cribs.


Approximately 82,000 drop-side cribs were recalled July 14 by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pottery Barn Kids received 36 reports of drop sides that have malfunctioned or detached, resulting in seven minor injuries when children fell out of the cribs or got their legs caught between the mattress and the drop side. One child became entrapped at the head between the drop side and crib mattress but was freed without injury.

The cribs were sold exclusively through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog, potterybarnkids.com  and at Pottery Barn Kids retail stores nationwide from January 1999 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600. They were manufactured in: Canada, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Italy 

CPSC urged consumers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, inspect the hardware to make sure it is not broken and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a free fixed-gate conversion kit that will immobilize the drop side.

Some 10 million cribs, mostly of the drop-side variety, have been recalled in the last five years.

Read the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall notice.

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