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Pottery Barn Recalls Decorative Crib Bumpers over Entanglement Hazard

May 30, 2013

Pottery Barn has issued a voluntary recall on select decorative crib bumpers because they pose an entanglement hazard to infants.

According to a company statement, the recall action includes about 12,000 Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers. The thread used in the bumper’s decorative stitching can loosen. If this happened, an infant could get tangled in it.

To date, Pottery Barn has received a pair of reports from consumers involving the Sweet Lambie Crib Bumper’s thread loosening and getting tangled around an infant. At least one of the reports included the thread getting tangled around an infant’s neck. No serious injuries resulted from these incidents, according to the recall statement.

Tags on the recalled products include the manufacturing date (month and year). Pottery Barn indicates that the Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers included in the recall have manufacturing dates ranging from 04/2009 through 07/2012 (as marked on product tags).

These potentially dangerous crib bumpers were sold from April 2009 until July 2012 at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, as well as online, through the company’s catalog and at Pottery Barn Outlet locations. They carried a price tag of between $129 and $149. Consumers with recalled products are instructed to stop using them immediately and return them to Pottery Barn Kids.

Here is the product identification information, as provided by Pottery Barn: “The cotton bumpers are padded and fit standard cribs. Lambs in grass and lambs with trees are embroidered on the interior and exterior of the bumpers. They were available in the colors pink, blue and ivory/oatmeal. Model numbers 708859, 708917 or 7988348 and Sweet Lambie Bumper appear on a tag fastened to the bottom edge of the bumpers.”

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