Suffocation Dangers Trigger Crib Recalls

By October 27, 2008Product Liability

Last week, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled about 1.6 million cribs because of defects that can trap and smother infants.
The recalls involve drop side cribs made for New York-based Delta Enterprise Corp. There are two hazardous defects, one involves a spring peg and the other involves missing safety pegs.
When a spring peg is not engaged, the drop side of the crib can detach. At least one child, an eight-month-old, has died as a result of the defect.
The recall also involves missing safety pegs. When the pegs are missing, crib locks can disengage and detach causing a hazardous gap. The CPSC reports that at least one infant has died. There have been two reports of entrapment and nine instances of disengagement.
The recalled cribs with the spring peg defect were made in China from and sold from January 2000 through January 2007 for between $33 and $200.
The recalled cribs with the missing safety pegs were made in Taiwan or Indonesia. They were sold at major retail outlets from January 1995 through September 2007 for about $100.
Parents are urged to immediately find other sleeping options for their children and to request a repair kit.
If a child has been injured or has died in an accident involving a crib, we urge you to contact Carey, Danis & Lowe. Carey, Danis & Lowe will provide you with a free initial consultation. We can meet with you in our office, at the hospital or in the privacy of your home. Contact Carey, Danis & Lowe online or call 877-678-3400.