Baby’s Dream Crib Recall Issued Over Lead Paint Risks
Thousands of infant cribs and furniture pieces are being recalled amid concerns that a certain paint finish used on the products may contain levels of lead that exceed federal limits, posing a risk of adverse health effects if ingested.
A Baby’s Dream recall was issued for full-size cribs, furniture and accessories.
According to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 8, internal reports indicate that the vintage grey paint used to finish the furniture pieces contains level of lead that could be harmful to children.
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While no injuries have been reported in connection with the cribs, lead poisoning for children can result in nervous system injury, brain damage, seizures or convulsions, growth or mental retardation, coma and even death.
Even low levels of lead in the blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and hinder academic achievement. The greatest risk is to brain development, where irreversible damage may occur. In more severe cases recorded,higher levels can damage the kidneys and nervous system in both children and adults and cause seizures, unconsciousness and possibly death.
One of the more common causes of of lead poisoning in the United States is lead-based paint, which was banned in 1978 due to the risk of severe and permanent brain damage and developmental problems, particularly in children. However, many older homes continue to have the toxic paint, and if the property is not properly maintained, chipping or pealing paint has been found to pose a serious risk for young children who may eat or chew on the residue.
Thousands of lead paint lawsuits have ben filed throughout the U.S. against landlords who failed to remediate the problems or properly maintain their property.
The Baby’s Dream Furniture recall includes full-size cribs, furniture and accessories sold in a vintage grey paint finish under the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice and Legendary collections. The recall includes various pieces of furniture including cribs, different size dressers, bookcases, nightstands, hutch’s, guard rails, changing trays, and safety gates.
The recalled products were manufactured between March 2014 and March 2015. Customers may identify if their furniture pieces are included in the recall by locating a label affixed to the bottom of the crib’s back frame and the back panel that displays the product name, model number, date of manufacture, and purchase order number.
The cribs and furniture pieces were manufactured in Chile under Baby’s Dream Furniture Inc., of Buena Vista, Georgia, where they were sold at specialty furniture stores nationwide and online at BabysDream.com from March 2014 through March 2015 for between $350 and $900 for the cribs, and for between $450 and $1,000 for the dressers, hutches, nightstands, bookcases, and chests. The additional accessories ranged from between $100 and $300.
The CPSC recommends that customers check to see if their child’s furniture is impacted by the recall and immediately remove them from the recalled furniture and call Baby’s Dream at 800-835-2742 or visit them online at www.babysdream.com for information on how to arrange an exchange.
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