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Pottery Barn Kids just announced that it's recalling 82,000 drop-side cribs because of potential entrapment, suffocation and falling hazards. The models in question sold between January 1999 and March 2010 for $300 to $600. The drop-side hardware on these models can break due to age-related wear and tear, causing the drop-side to detach or malfunction. Seven minor injuries have been attributed to the faulty hardware.
All drop-side cribs sold by Pottery Barn Kids are reportedly part of the recall, so if you've got one, check the hardware immediately to make sure it's intact. (If not, discontinute use right away.) If you're unsure, check the PBK website for a list of the specific models (with photos to help you out). And be sure to call PBK at 877-804-3847 for a conversion kit that will disable the drop-side function to make your crib safe for baby.
This recall is another one to add to a growing list of drop-side crib recalls, as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission works to eliminate drop-side mechanisms completely. For more information on cribs and other kid's products that have been pulled from stores, check out our list of the biggest children's product recalls here.