The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bexco Enterprises Inc., of Montebello, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall about 1,100 Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs because the crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.
The firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported.
This recall includes Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601 that were manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. The cribs have solid wood sideboards and wood rails on the front and back of the crib in varying heights and can convert to a daybed, toddler bed or full-sized bed. There is a storage drawer at the base of the crib with two metal knobs. The recalled cribs were sold in weathered gray and rustic brown, and measure 57 inches long by 33 inches wide by 51 inches high.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Franklin & Ben, a division of Bexco, toll-free at (888) 673-6652 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.franklinandben.com and click “Safety Recall” to request a repair kit.
In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.