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Pottery Barn Recalls 82,000 Drop-Side Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission claims drop-side style cribs made by several manufacturers were responsible for the deaths of 32 babies or toddlers in the last decade

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    Pottery Barn Recalls 82,000 Drop-Side Cribs
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    Pottery Barn is Recalling 82,000 Drop-Side Cribs

    Pottery Barn is voluntarily recalling 82,000 drop-side cribs, which have been sold in its "Pottery Barn Kids" store since 1999.

    Reuters News Service is reporting that the recall affects cribs sold from January 1999 through March 2010, priced at $300 to $600.

    The drop-side of the crib could detach if the hardware breaks, creating a space large enough to trap a child.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission said in the statement that they, along with Pottery Barn, have received 36 reports of drop-sides malfunctioning or detaching, resulting in seven minor injuries in children.

    This is the 12th U.S. recall of drop-side cribs in the past five years, according to Reuters.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to ban drop-side cribs, which it says, are responsible for the suffocation or strangulation of 32 babies or toddlers in the last decade.

    The CPSC says the industry is moving away from manufacturing drop-side cribs, and the new proposed rules would mainly impact the sale of such cribs.