Franklin and Ben, a brand in The MDB Family, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada is conducting a voluntary recall of the Mason 4 in 1 Crib manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. It appears that a detachment of the front panel from the side panel could occur if the side panel is not properly glued. If that occurred a child might fall out of the crib, or become entrapped between the front and sides. The firm has received reports of 14 incidents of detachment. No injuries have been reported. However, because serious injury or death could occur in a worst case scenario, we are conducting this recall.
If you have one of these cribs, we ask that you immediately stop using the crib if you have a safe sleeping environment for your child. (A crib, bassinet, or toddler bed, depending on the age of the child.) Please note that the model number and manufacture date are printed on a label located on the inside of the bottom right hand side panel. (The purchase order number is found in the "serial number" box on the label and on the side of the crib cardboard box. Only the following purchase orders are included in this recall: PO004522, PO004546, PO004548, PO004777.)
If you have a recalled crib, we will send you free of charge, kits with new side panels and everything you will need to upgrade your crib and make it safer.
You will not need to return the crib. We will send you a kit with replacement side panels for the repair, free of charge.
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Name: Mason 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
Model Number: B5601
PO Numbers: H004522, H004546, H004548, H004777
Only cribs produced between January 2012 - August 2012 belonging to purchase orders H004522, H004546, H004548 and H004777 are affected.
Recall Date: August XX, 2014
Recall Number: 14-DRAFT 8/8/14 12:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs
Hazard: 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.
Consumer Contact: Contact the Franklin & Ben support team 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 websites at www.franklinandben.com and click "Safety Recall" to request a repair kit or www.themdbfamily.com and click on "Safety Recall" for additional information.
Units: About 1,000 in the U.S and 100 in Canada
Description: This recall includes Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs with model number B5601 manufactured January 2012 through August 2012 and have purchase order numbers H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside right side panel of the crib. The purchase order is printed in the "serial number" box of that label and on the side of the cardboard box used to package the crib. 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 grey" (Model B5601Z) and "rustic brown" (Model B5601U), and measure 57 inches long by 33 inches wide by 51 inches high.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: 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.
Sold at: Juvenile products specialty retailers nationwide from January 2012 to June 2014 for between $600 and $700.
Manufacturer: Bexco Enterprises, Inc. of Montebello, Calif.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
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