Pottery Barn Kids recently issued a recall of approximately 12,000 of its Sweet Lambie Crib Bumper products, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The bumpers present an entanglement hazard for infants in cribs.
Reports indicate that the stitching, which shows lambs, trees, and grass, can come loose. Should this happen, infants can become entangled in the loose threads, which can result in injuries. Currently, the company has received two reports of decorative stitching coming loose and entangling children, including one incident with threads wrapped around a child’s neck.
The bumpers involved in the recall were manufactured from April 2009 through July 2012 and come in pink, blue, and ivory/oatmeal colors. The bumpers were sold for between $129 and $149. Tags attached to the bottom edges of the bumpers say “Sweet Lambie Bumper,” have model number 708859, 708917, or 7988348, and have the date of manufacture in month/year format.
Consumers are advised to immediately check the tags to see if their bumpers fall within those recalled and if so, immediately stop using them. The bumpers can be returned to Pottery Barn Kids stores to receive a full refund or a replacement.
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