Bassett Furniture Recalls Drop-Side Cribs After 18 Incidents

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Bassett cribBassett Furniture is recalling about 90,000 drop-side cribs sold over the past decade after 18 reported incidents of the drop side malfunctioning and 154 reports of the hardware breaking, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

In three of the incidents, the CPSC said, the infants fell out of the cribs. In another, the child was trapped between the drop side and mattress. None of the children were injured.Drop-side cribs have been routinely recalled in the past couple of years and have been virtually banned. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum has pledged to issue a new government rule by year's end that spells out how cribs can be made, specifically excluding using cribs whose sides lower.

That type of crib, once the staple in nurseries nationwide have been blamed in the deaths of nearly 50 children over the past decade, largely over hardware issues that can cause a gap between the side that drops and the mattress that could trap a baby and cause suffocation or strangulation.

The Bassett cribs are made of wood and have a metal mattress support. The drop side hardware is plastic. The cribs have a label on the footboard or headboard with that reads "Bassettbaby" or "Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc." in addition to a model number and production date.

The cribs were sold at a variety of retailers nationwide from January 2000 through August 2010 for between $200 and $500. They were made in China, Croatia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

If you have one of the cribs, stop using it immediately and contact Bassett to get a kit that will immobilize the drop side.

Consumers can call Bassett at (800) 308-7485 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

The following are the models included in this recall:
  • 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
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