Pottery Barn Kids have announced a recall of drop-side cribs. The drop-sides can detach if hardware breaks which creates a space in which a child could become entrapped, leading to the risk of suffocation. Drop side incidents also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission have received 36 reports of malfunctioning cribs, resulting in seven minor injuries to children. The cribs have been sold from January 1999 until March 2010.

Consumers should 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. For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (877) 804-3847 between 7 a.m. and midnight 7 days a week or visit the firm’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com


The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) promotes the health of women and newborns.

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