Recall Alert! Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers

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Today, the CPSC in conjuction with Pottery Barn Kids announced a recall of 12,000 Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers due to the fact that the thread in the decorative stitching on the bumper can loosen, which poses an entanglement hazard for infants. So far, only two incidents of the decorative stitching coming loose and entangling children have been reported, but no serious injuries have been noted.

Here’s what you need to know:

The recall includes Sweet Lambie Bumpers manufactured between April 2009 through Jule of 2012. The cotton bumpers are padded and are sized to fit standard cribs. The designs of lambs in grass and of lambs with trees are embroidered on the interior and exterior of each bumper and sold in pink, blue, oatmeal/ivory colors. The following model numbers appear on the tags (fastened to the bottom edge of each bumper): 708859, 708917, 7988348.

If you own the Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers, you should immediately check the tags for the month and year of manufacture (as well as the model number) and stop using the product if the date is 04/2009 through 07/2012. If you own the recalled bumpers, contact Pottery Barn Kids immediately for instructions on how to return the bumpers and receive a gift card in the amount of a full refund. Costumers can also receive a replacement bumper, with free return shipping for the recalled bumpers, if they would like.

Consumers should immediately check the tag on the bumper for the month and year of manufacture and stop using the bumper if the date is 04/2009 through 07/2012. Consumers with recalled bumpers should contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on how to return the bumpers to receive a gift card in the amount of a full refund or a replacement bumper and to receive free return shipping for recalled bumpers. You can call Pottery Barn Kids at (855) 323-5138, from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday.

The bumpers were sold online, in catalogs and at Pottery Barn Outlet stores throughout the nation for between $129 and $149.

For parents who want to know more about crib and bumper safety, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission called for a “re-examination” of bumpers after reports that 52 infants died from bumper-related incidents between 1990 and 2010. The danger? An infant could suffocate if his nose and mouth get trapped under or against the pad. Plus, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that an older baby could use a bumper to climb out of the crib, so it poses a danger of baby falling too. We think bumping his head or getting his arm “stuck” between the rails is minor compared to that. To be completely safe, keep everything, except for a mattress, a fitted crib sheet and a light receiving blanket or swaddle (oh, and your baby!), out of the crib.

Want to make sure you don’t have any recalled baby gear at home? Read more of the latest baby product recalls.