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: “Molly” and “Betsy” Cribs
Units: About 400 (This recall was first announced in December 2001
Manufacturer: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J.
Hazard: The cribs have cut-outs in the end panels that can allow young children to get their heads entrapped, which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of the death of a one-year old girl whose head and neck became entrapped in the headboard cut-out of the “Betsy” style crib in 2003 in Mississippi, following the 2001 recall. No additional incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves both “Molly” and “Betsy” style wooden cribs. The end panels on the “Molly” style cribs are made of solid wood with openings on both sides. The end panels on the “Betsy” style cribs are constructed with wood slats. The model numbers are printed inside the headboard at the bottom.