Recall: Bexco Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs
On 2014-08-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bexco Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs due to a potential fall and entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2012 for about $600 to $700.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Bexco Enterprises convertible crib recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Cribs & Toddler Beds category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 12 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 673-6652
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/41057r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Juvenile products specialty retailers nationwide from January 2012 through June 2014 for between $600 and $700.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact the firm for a free 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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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