Mothercare has recalled a baby crib because it could fall apart, flinging a sleeping infant to the floor.
The firm, which has stores in high streets across the UK, admitted a design fault it could pose a safety risk to children.
The safety warning comes after reports of the base of the £54 crib detaching from its frame.
The firm, which has stores in high streets across the UK, admitted a design fault with the crib (pictured) it could pose a safety risk to children
In a statement posted on Facebook, the company said the issue affected ‘a small number’ of cribs sold from January to November 2017.
Parents who have bought the product are now being urged to stop using it and return it immediately to Mothercare for a full refund.
The models of Hyde Crib affected are: R2412 and the barcode is: 502146378938-2.
According to the retailer, if the bottom rail, with blocks on which you sit the base, is shorter than the top rail, then your crib is not affected.
But if the bottom rail is longer than the top one, it means your crib is unsafe to use.
‘This action has been taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and we apologise for any inconvenience caused’, Mothercare said in a statement.
No other Mothercare products are known to be affected by the latest recall.
However, last summer the firm had to recall a Mothercare baby bouncer after a new mother had to rush her ten-week-old son to hospital when he slipped through one and hit his head on the floor.
Karleigh Richardson, 31, of Northamptonshire, said she had immediately contacted Mothercare by phone about the incident in May but only heard back after tweeting them multiple times on social media.
She said in August ‘The bouncer had completely come apart. I was so annoyed nobody would take me seriously. I only got an answer because I hounded them on Twitter.
‘I had Corey in the living room one afternoon and all of a sudden the back just gave way and he fell backwards. He screamed the place down.
The safety warning comes after reports of the base of the £54 crib detaching from its frame. Pictured: The recall notice
‘Luckily, we had the bouncer in the living room which was carpeted – more times than not, we have him in the bouncer in the tiled kitchen.
‘Had it given way there, it would have been a completely different story.’
Luckily Corey just had a bump on his head from the Mothercare Loved So Much Bouncer collapsing.
The bouncer, which sells for about £75, was recalled in August, three months after Karleigh’s terrifying experience.
She said she was eventually told to take the bouncer into her local store to get a refund, where she was told the brand had been discontinued, and she was offered £100 compensation.
She said ‘I wasn’t particularly bothered about the refund, I just wanted them to know how serious it could have been.
‘If something terrible had happened, I wouldn’t have let it go. I would hate to think it has happened to anybody else.’
Recalling the bouncer in August, Mothercare said ‘In the event of incorrect assembly there is a risk that the fabric seat unit could become detached from the frame, which could result in a child falling through.’
A spokesperson said ‘At Mothercare, safety is of paramount importance; we react quickly and efficiently to issues involving our products.’