Pottery Barn “Drop Side” Crib Recall


The AP (7/15) reports 82,000 “drop-side cribs from popular retailer Pottery Barn Kids are being recalled over safety concerns.” According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the “cribs on recall could pose a suffocation or entrapment risk to young children if the drop-side rail on the crib detaches,” citing faulty hardware. “The recall involves all Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs regardless of model number.”
Bloomberg News (7/15, Bostick, Langford) reports the CPSC, “citing 153 deaths in the past four years, voted to ban drop-side cribs in the agency’s first across-the-board overhaul of regulations for infant beds in almost three decades.” CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said yesterday “the agency was following a mandate from Congress.”