Death prompts repeat crib recall announcement

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 1:28 PM

Government safety officials ordered a new recall announcement of two crib models following the death of a 1-year-old child.

The Cranbury, N.J., based LaJobi Inc. initially recalled its Italian-made Molly and Betsy style cribs in 2001 because of the risk that children could become trapped or strangle.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday that it had received a report of a 1-year-old Mississippi girl's death. The girl's head was trapped in a decorative cutout on the headboard of her Betsy crib in 2003. The agency declined to say when it was notified of the child's death.

The cribs were sold at specialty children's stores around the country between May 2000 through September 2001. They were taken off the market after the 2001 recall, but may still be in homes or second-hand stores.

Crib owners should contact LaJobi for replacement end panels by calling 800-266-2848.


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