We based that information on conversations with Romina sales staff, who have been telling media and stores nationwide wide that they made Ragazzi cribs. (A Romina crib is pictured at right).
Well, a former Ragazzi executive told us that isn't the entire story----Romina only made UNFINISHED crib headboards and footboards for Ragazzi. Ragazzi then added the hardware and finished the cribs in Canada (hence the made in Canada label on their boxes).
This doesn't mean that we don't recommend Romina---we still haven't assigned a rating and are watching their quality (they just started shipping cribs and case goods to the U.S. in the last few months). We just want to clarify Romina's past relationship with Ragazzi, since our book may have added to the confusion. And while we hope Romina hasn't exaggerated their past manufacturing experience, we do realize that sometimes sales reps can put a bit of spin out there. And that gets repeated to consumers, who post to our message boards, etc.
So just an fyi! Apologies for any confusion.