May 8, 2015 — Baby’s Dream Furniture has recalled thousands of cribs and furniture pieces because the paint exceeds federal limits on lead.
Lead is a toxic chemical that can be absorbed through the skin and ingested on flakes of paint. Unfortunately, exposure to even small amounts of lead over a long period of time can cause cause complications.
Possible complications include nervous system damage, delayed development, behavior or attention problems, hearing problems, aggressive behavior, headaches, irritability, problems sleeping, low appetite, and more.
About 1,200 full-size cribs, 1,800 matching furniture pieces, and 1,600 miscellaneous products are included in the recall. The furniture pieces include hutches, nightstands, bookcases, and chests are affected by the recall.
The products were sold in the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice, and Legendary collections.
According to the notification issued by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC):
“The vintage grey paint on the cribs, furniture, and accessories exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects.”
The products were sold at nationwide and online from March 2014 until March 2015 for between $350-$900 for the cribs, and $450-$1,000 for the dressers, hutches, nightstands, bookcases and chests. Other products were sold for $100-$300.
No injuries have been reported, but customers are urged to contact Baby’s Dream to arrange for an exchange. The company can be contacted at 800-835-2742 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit www.babysdream.com and click on the recall image for more information.
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