Bexco recalled over 1,000 cribs in the U.S and 100 in Canada. Their Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs have fronts that can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap, allowing a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.
Bexco has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib, but no injuries have been reported yet.
Parents should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact the firm for a free repair kit. In the meantime, they are urged to find an alternate and safer sleeping environment for their child.
The recall includes any Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs – model 5601 – that were manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. 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 gray and rustic brown, and measure 57 inches long by 33 inches wide by 51 inches high. The cribs were obtained from juvenile products specialty retailers nationwide from January 2012 to June 2014 for between $600 and $700.
Bexco Enterprises Inc., of Montebello, Calif.
Contact Franklin & Ben, a division of Bexco, 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 website at www.franklinandben.com and click “Safety Recall” to request a repair kit.