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Bexco Enterprises, Inc. recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs

Starting date:
August 19, 2014
Posting date:
August 19, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Bexco Enterprises, Inc.

Affected products

Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs

Product description

This recall includes Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 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 grey and rustic brown, and measure 145 centimetres (57 inches) long by 84 centimetres (33 inches) wide by 130 centimetres (51 inches) high.

Hazard identified

The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.

Franklin & Ben has received 14 reports in the United States of the front separating from the side panels of the crib.  No reports of incidents have been received from Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

For more information on crib safety, visit the Healthy Canadians cribs, cradles and bassinets page.

Number sold

Approximately 103 of the recalled cribs were sold in Canada and 1,000 in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled cribs were sold from January 2012 to June 2014 in Canada and the United States at various retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.


Bexco Enterprises, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Franklin & Ben for a free repair kit.  In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child.

For more information, consumers may contact Franklin & Ben by telephone at 1-888-673-6652 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT Monday to Friday.  Consumers can also visit the Franklin & Ben's website and click “Safety Recall” to request a repair kit or The MDB Family's website and click on “Safety Recall” for additional information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.