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LaJobi suspending crib operations, shutters Bonavita, Babi Italia, Graco crib brands

LaJobi announced it was “suspending wood furniture operations” as a result of financial troubles at parent Kid Brands. LaJobi makes cribs under the Bonavita, Babi Italia, Europa Baby and Heidi Klum brands as well as licensed cribs for Graco and Nursery 101 brands. The company will sell off the remaining inventory. In a joint statement, Graco said […]

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Stanley to cease production of Young America nursery furniture

Stanley Furniture announced yesterday it would cease production of its Young America nursery furniture line by the end of April, shuttering its Robbinsville, NC factory and throwing 400 employees out of work. A report in the Winston Salem Journal called the decision “stunning,” considering Stanley had trumpeted the made in the USA pedigree for Young […]

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Reader Question: The Truth about Organic Crib Mattresses

I just bought your Baby Bargains ebook and started reading it in conjunction with other resources I have and veteran parents to ensure we’re making sound choices for our baby.  I have a question on crib mattresses. I was reading an article by Dr. Jim Sprott, who is linking flame retardants found in standard baby […]

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Panel says Kid Brands accusations involving Bivona were “false, defamatory”

An arbitration panel ruled that former Kid Brands president Larry Bivona was smeared by his former employer, Kid Brands (parent of LaJobi and Bonavita), which accused him of an illegal scheme to avoid customs duties on imported furniture. The dispute goes back to 2011, when Kid Brands fired Bivona abruptly amid allegations that LaJobi had […]

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Munire to debut in Buy Buy Baby in November with 4 exclusive collections

One of our top-rated nursery furniture brands is coming to Buy Buy Baby in November, with an exclusive set of four collections. While one collection (Jefferson) will be made in the USA, the other collections (Brunswick, Keyport and Portland) will be imported from Asia. Prices for cribs will run $400 to $700, with matching dressers […]

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Kolcraft enters nursery furniture market

Good news for nursery furniture shoppers looking more options on the affordable end of the market: Kolcraft, known for their affordable strollers and other gear, is launching a furniture division called Mira Studios. Kolcraft has lured away the former head of Westwood Design to give the line a jump start. No word on pricing and […]

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Breaking news: Crib maker Creations Baby calls it quits

Creations Baby, a division of Home Meridian and Pulaski Furniture, has called it quits, several industry sources tell Baby Bargains. One large East Coast dealer for the brand said the company has pulled the plug on its nursery furniture business after struggling to gain traction in the segment. Creations was launched in 2007 amid much […]

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RECALL: PT Domusindo Perdana Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards; Sold Exclusively at JC Penney

PT Domusindo Perdana Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards; Sold Exclusively at JC Penney Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Details Units About 73,000 Description This recall includes 14 models of PT Domusindo Perdana wooden […]

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RECALL: Natart Chelsea Dressers Recalled By Gemme Juvenile To Reduce Tip-Over Hazard; Death of Toddler Reported

Natart Chelsea Dressers Recalled By Gemme Juvenile To Reduce Tip-Over Hazard; Death of Toddler Reported Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Gemme Juvenile Inc., of Princeville, […]

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So long Asia; another crib maker moves to USA

Capretti is the latest upper-end crib maker to pull out of China and move production to the US, the company has announced. Joining other upper-end crib makers as Echelon (part of Munire) and Young America by Stanley, Capretti said the decision to switch to made in the USA furniture production was multi-fold. Rising cost of […]

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