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364,000 Portable Wooden Cribs Recalled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

About 364,000 portable wooden cribs are being recalled because the bottoms can fall out if not tightly assembled, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

The cribs, made by two Ohio firms - Hufco-Delaware Company, of Miamisburg, and Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia - have resulted in 41 reports of mattresses and mattress support platforms falling through the bottom, causing bumps, bruises or scratches to 17 children, the commission said. The cause of the problem is hardware that has not been sufficiently tightened, CPSC said.

The cribs were sold for about $99 under the brand names Gerry and Evenflo at department stores and baby product stores nationwide from January 1991 through December 2002.

The recall includes model numbers: 8212, 8222, 8232, 8242, 8252, 8282, 8301, 8302, 8311, 8312, 8321, 8322, 8331, 8332, 8341, 8342, 8351, 8352, 8381, 8382, 8512, 8522, 8532, 8542, 8552, 8582, 8712 and 8752.

The commission advises consumers to immediately stop using the cribs and call 1-800-582-9359 for a free repair kit. More information is available at portablewoodcrib.com



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