Recall: Graco Toddler Bed
On 2005-03-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Graco Toddler Bed due to a potential entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 1994 for about $50.00 to $70.00.
About 1 million units are involved in this Graco toddler bed recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. 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 2005.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 12 million product units.
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What is the problem?
A child's arm, leg or foot can become entrapped between the slats in the guard rails or footboard. This can result in broken bones, sprains and other injuries to young children.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled Graco toddler beds are white plastic and steel with openings between the slats in the guard rails and footboard. The beds were sold under the names Cozy Toddler Bed, Glow-in-the-Dark Toddler Bed, and Classic Toddler Bed. There is a label on the guard rail or leg containing one of the following model numbers: 8801, 8801WR, 8821, 8824, 8828, 8833, 30066, 34434 and 11030, a serial number, and the manufacturer's address. Model 8828's headboard has a blue sky with a yellow moon and stars. Model 8801WR has red legs. Graco is printed on all of the beds' footboards.
These items were sold new+ at Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide from February 1994 through March 2001 for between $50 and $70.
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 remove the guard rails from the recalled Graco toddler beds immediately and call the firm to receive a free retrofit kit. The kit includes custom designed mesh coverings that must be attached to the guard rails and footboard to prevent entrapment. The mesh coverings will be available in 6 to 8 weeks.
Graco at (800)837-4404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Graco has received reports of 77 entrapments. This resulted in 13 broken arms and legs, 1 broken foot, a sprained ankle, and 54 other injuries including bruised, scratched, and swollen limbs.
+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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