A second infant has died from a faulty drop-side crib that has been recalled, according to news reports.
As a result of the death, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is re-announcing the recall of the Delta Enterprise “Safety Peg” Drop-Side crib. The crib was originally recalled in 2008 because of a missing safety peg that could cause the crib to entrap and suffocate babies.
A seven-month-old and an eight-month-old baby have died after being trapped and suffocated in the cribs.
The CPSC warns parents that the cribs could still be being sold second hand. Although it is illegal to re-sell recalled items, some sellers may not know the cribs are unsafe. The cribs were originally sold at Kmart, Target and Walmart between January 1995 and December 2005 for about $100, according to news reports.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I urge parents to check their crib to see if it is the recalled brand. Consumers should discontinue use until they have contacted Delta Enterprise Corp. and install a repair kit. I urge parents to not use drop side cribs as they are dangerous to infants.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.