Wednesday, July 25, 2007
RECALL: Crib Bumpers Due to Entanglement Hazard

In 2005, the Canadian government issued a warning about using baby bumpers in cribs. It is not recommended to use ANY baby bumper in your crib unless itis made of mesh.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Matelassé Crib Bumpers

Units: About 31,000

Manufacturer: Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The decorative stitching on the bumper’s edge can come loose, posing an entanglement hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Kids has received two reports of incidents involving the decorative stitching coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Diamond Matelassé, Floral Matelassé and Polka Dot Matelassé crib bumpers made of 100% cotton. The Diamond Matelassé bumpers are white and have decorative thread in pink, blue, green, yellow or chocolate stitched along the scalloped edge. The Polka Dot and Floral bumpers come in assorted colors with matching decorative stitching. A label on the bumper reads “pottery barn kids”.

Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, its catalog, and online stores from February 2003 through June 2007 for about $90.

Manufactured in: Portugal

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bumpers immediately and remove any exposed stitching, or contact Pottery Barn Kids for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877) 800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily or visit the company’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com

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