In 2005, the Canadian government issued a warning about using baby bumpers in cribs. It is not recommended to use ANY baby bumper in your crib unless it is made of mesh.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pottery Barn Kids, today announced a voluntary recall of about 31,000 Matelassé Crib Bumpers because the decorative stitching on the bumper’s edge can come loose, posing an entanglement hazard to young children.
Pottery Barn Kids has received two reports of incidents involving the decorative stitching coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Diamond Matelassé, Floral Matelassé and Polka Dot Matelassé crib bumpers made of 100% cotton. The Diamond Matelassé bumpers are white and have decorative thread in pink, blue, green, yellow or chocolate stitched along the scalloped edge. The Polka Dot and Floral bumpers come in assorted colors with matching decorative stitching. A label on the bumper reads “pottery barn kids”.
Consumers should stop using the bumpers immediately and remove any exposed stitching, or contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877) 800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily or visit the company’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com for a refund.