The CPSC announced that LaJobi, Inc. is recalling two of its crib models, the Bonvita Hudson crib and the Babi Italia Pinehurst crib. The lower spring pins on the foot-board and headboard of the cribs can pop off track on the drop-side, causing the dropside to detach from the crib. When the dropside comes off, a hazardous gap is created between the side of the crib and the mattress, where infants can become entrapped and suffocate or fall out of the cribs.
About 2,900 of the cribs were sold between December 2006 and December 2007, at Babies R Us, Baby Basics, Beautiful Beginnings, Buy Buy Baby, and other children’s products stores nationwide. The cribs were manufactured in China.
There have been 33 reports of spring pin failure in these cribs, including two reports of children becoming entrapped in the cribs and one report of a child falling from the cribs. The CPSC says anyone owning one of these cribs should discontinue using the cribs immediately, and contact LaJobi (website is linked here), who will provide a technician to perform installation of a free retrofit hardware kit.