Accordion component Null reference

I’ve got an mx accordion component that I want to populate at runtime. However, the first box will populate fine, but all the others return null reference so I can’t access them. Does this have something to do with which one is currently selected? How can I get around this?

I’m creating my accordion:

<mx:Accordion x=“398” y=“207” width=“331” height=“250” alpha=“1.0” borderStyle=“solid” borderThickness=“0” cornerRadius=“10” fontFamily=“Arial” color="#000000">

        &lt;mx:VBox  label="EDITOR'S NOTES" fontSize="10"    width="100%" &gt;
            &lt;mx:Text width="100%"  id="editorsNotesCont" /&gt;
        &lt;/mx:VBox&gt;
        &lt;mx:VBox  label="DETAILS" fontSize="10"    width="100%"&gt;
            &lt;mx:Text  width="100%" id="detailsCont"/&gt;
        &lt;/mx:VBox&gt;
        &lt;mx:VBox  label="SIZE AND FIT" fontSize="10"   width="100%"&gt;
            &lt;mx:Text width="100%"  id="sizeAndFitCont"/&gt;
        &lt;/mx:VBox&gt;
        &lt;mx:VBox  label="CHOOSE YOUR SIZE" fontSize="10"   width="100%"&gt;
            &lt;mx:Text width="100%" id="chooseSizeCont"/&gt;
        &lt;/mx:VBox&gt;
    &lt;/mx:Accordion&gt;

and populating from my parent class:

var product:ProductVO = e.product;
prodPage.DesignerTextField.htmlText = product.designer;
prodPage.TitleTextField.htmlText = product.title;
prodPage.PriceTextField.htmlText = product.price;
prodPage.ProductImageCont.source = product.imageUrls[3];
prodPage.editorsNotesCont.htmlText = product.editorsNotes;

//(fails here)
prodPage.detailsCont.htmlText = product.details;
prodPage.sizeAndFitCont.htmlText = product.sizeAndFit;