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Drop-side Cribs by Pottery Barn Kids

Starting date:
July 14, 2010
Posting date:
July 14, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

Drop-side Cribs by Pottery Barn Kids

Product description

This recall involves all drop-side cribs sold under the brand name "Pottery Barn Kids".

Hazard identified

The crib's hardware can break or become damaged, causing the drop-side to detach. If the drop-side detaches, it could create a space between the side of the crib and the mattress. Infants and toddlers could roll into this space and become entrapped, which could lead to suffocation or strangulation, or they could fall out of the crib.

In Canada, neither Health Canada nor Pottery Barn Kids has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these cribs.

For more information on crib requirements in Canada as well as the safe use of cribs, see Health Canada's Crib Safety Booklet. For more information on safe sleeping practices for infants, see Health Canada's Consumer Information Bulletin - Safe Sleep Practices for Infants.

Number sold

Approximately 950 of the recalled cribs were sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 2003 to March 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada, China, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam.


Pottery Barn Kids
San Francisco
Tel: 1-855-880-4504

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What you should do

Consumers should carefully examine the drop-side hardware for any signs of damage. If consumers determine that the drop-side hardware is broken, loose, missing, or deformed, or if there are any other reasons for concern, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative safe sleeping environment for their baby.

Consumers should not return the crib. Pottery Barn Kids is offering a free retrofit kit to affected consumers. Health Canada has not yet assessed the safety of the proposed kits. Once the Department has completed its analysis of the proposed retrofit kit, this recall posting will be updated.

For more information, consumers may contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at 1-877-804-3847.