A drop-side crib, which poses a serious threat to the lives of infants, has been recalled over strangulation and suffocation hazards, according to recent news sources.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 21 reports on incidents in which the drop side hardware failed, which resulted in creating a dangerous gap between the rail and the mattress. This gap is large enough to entrap a child. The failure can also result in the child falling out of the crib.
About 2,300 products are subject to recall, with 800 in Canada. Model numbers 211047, 202647, and 272547. The collections were the “City Lights,” “Fairy Tales” and “Dormez Vous”. The cribs retailed for between $400 and $800 and were sold in The Land of Nod stores as well as other baby specialty stores.
No injuries have been reported in relation to this specific recall.
Consumers can contact Shermag Inc. to receive a repair kit that will fix the problem.
As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I hope that parents will make sure their cribs are safe for their child. Safety standards have been updated, and many cribs bought in years past are no longer considered safe. In my experience as a personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen that unsafe cribs can cause an infant’s death. Please make sure your crib has not been recalled.