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Drop-Side Failure Risk Prompts Recall of 3,900 Rockland Cribs

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on July 24, 2013

The Taiwan-based Nan Far Woodworking has announced the recall of round Rockland Furniture cribs that were only sold at J.C. Penney between the beginning of January 2005 and the end of 2008.  These cribs, which will each contain a model number of 343-8314, have drop-sides that are in danger of not working properly.  If they fall or detach, the baby can become trapped in the newly widened aperture or simply fall out of the unit.  The former issue would pose a strangulation threat while the latter would create a fall risk.  3,900 cribs are potentially affected, and although no adversity has been reported at this time, parents are being asked to not use the cribs until such time that they can make repairs with a free kit from Rockland.  This can be obtained by getting in touch with the company.

For more about the recall, click here.

Five Companies Agree to Assist in Recall of Tots in Mind Crib Tents

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on May 16, 2012

Sometimes, as you’ll see in this next story, it’s up to retailers to step up to the plate when a company that sells a defective product stops operating.

Tots in Mind, Inc., who was responsible for manufacturing a number of defective crib tents and play yard tents, has gone out of business.  Those tents were determined to have a safety hazard, and now, to make sure that the items can still get returned properly, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Amazon, Walmart, and the Burlington Coat Factory have all agreed to give any consumers who purchased the items from one of the aforementioned stores either store credit or a full refund, depending on the store.

The products in question pose an entrapment and a strangulation hazard.  It was because of these hazards that a recall had to be initiated on July 15, 2010.  There have been 27 reported instances of the item malfunctioning and endangering the child inside.  In one of those instances, a boy of just two years old died because he became trapped between rails.  And in another case, another two year old suffered a brain injury due to the crib tent inverting and harming the child.

330,000 units have the potential defect, and various models are encompassed by the recall.  The best way for customers to identity the product is to look for a two inch wide Tots in Mind logo near the top of the tent.

Drop-sided Cribs Allegedly Banned

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on November 3, 2011

The Dutailier Group along with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for their drop-side baby cribs. It’s not the first time a drop-side crib is recalled due to the possible entrapment and strangling hazards it poses to infants, various news sources have reported. According the report by the USCPSC, there are 440 cribs sold nationwide that need to be fixed by the Dutailier Group.

According to the article, there were 16 complaints reported in which the side slats came detached from the top and bottom of the rails in the crib. No injury claims have been found in the reports. After the last recalls and the USCPSC continuing warnings related to the dangers in drop-side baby cribs, the commission has banned the sale of any similar product in the future.

Owners of the crib manufactured by the Dutailier Group must contact the company so repair kits will be shipped in a timely manner. For the time being, the crib should not be used until it’s completely fixed.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I hope no manufacturer will produce this allegedly dangerous type of item in the future. Keeping our children safe should be a priority to crib-makers and retailers alike. In the case you find yourself struggling with a personal injury caused by a product defect, contact a personal injury attorney in your area right away.

Drop-side Cribs Recall, all Consumers should have their Immobilizer Kit by now

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on November 1, 2011

News report that the crib manufacturer Yu Wei Co. issued a recall for their items sold exclusively at JCPenney stores Nationwide. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the decision on October 5th.

The issue is due the possible suffocation and entrapment hazards that the items may pose to consumers all over the nation. It was noted that the drop-side rails from the cribs could fall out of their position as stated on the reports released by the CPSC. In the occasion of an accidental misplacement of the drop-side rails, a child could become entrapped and then possibly suffocated.

Another risk that was stated at the report was that the child could also fall from the crib.

The company has stated that these hazards may have been caused because of an allegedly incorrect assembly of the parts. CPSC has reported that the owners of the Scroll and Lauren models are advised to reach Yu Wei for a free immobilizer kit to keep the crib from malfunctioning entirely. Hopefully all consumers had time to get their kit for a safer product experience by now.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I hope that there were no accidents related to children being entrapped by this product and urge all parents to be specially watchful when it comes to their child’s sleeping arrangements. Remember to contact an efficient product liability lawyer in a timely manner if you ever find yourself dealing with a malfunctioning product that may pose health hazards.

Drop Side Cribs Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on October 5, 2011

About 8,000 cribs sold by J.C. Penney have been recalled due to a suffocation or strangulation hazard, according to recent news reports.

The drop-side cribs subject to recall were made by Yu Wei Co. Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan. They were sold under Scroll and Lauren model names and come in antique white, dark cherry, and pecan. They retailed for around $300 and $450 between January 2006 through December 2010.

The rails of the crib are faulty and can detach or fall without warning, creating a space in which a baby can become trapped, creating a strangulation or suffocation hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received nine different reports of incident, one in which the child suffered minor abrasions to the arm.

Parents should stop using the crib for their child and contact the manufacturer for a kit to repair the problem.

As a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer, I hope that no other children will be injured as a result of using these cribs. In my extensive experience as a product liability lawyer, I’ve seen just how dangerous drop-side cribs can be to young infants. If your child has been injured by a defective crib or toy, I advise you to seek legal counsel right away.

Recalled Drop-Side Cribs are a Threat to Babies

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on September 29, 2011

A recall of drop-side cribs is being conducted by Shermag Inc. due to suffocation and strangulation hazards, according to recent news sources.

About 2,300 cribs in the United States and 800 in Canada are being recalled because the hardware of the cribs has been proven to break, which causes the drop side to detach from the rest of the crib, allowing for a gap between the rain and crib mattress. Small children can easily fit in the gap, trapping them and exposing them to risk of suffocation or strangulation. Children can also fall from the crib in this instance.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has had 21 reports of drop side failures. However, no injuries have been reported in relation to the failure.

Model numbers affected are 202647, 211047 and 272547. The cribs retailed for between $400 and $800 between September 2004 and December 2008 in The Land of Nod and baby specialty stores.

At our Los Angeles wrongful death attorney law firm consumer safety is our number one priority. We know that even with all of the rules and regulation imposed on product manufacturers things can still go wrong and sometimes companies even put profit before safety. If you or your child has been affect by an unsafe product, please do not hesitate to call a product liability lawyer right away. The longer you wait the more chance you have of losing evidence for your potential product liability case.

Crib Safety Tips for Parents

By PSB Admin on September 6, 2011

The cost of being a new parent can be overwhelming, and it is common for parents to acquire products secondhand, as products for infants are usually only used for a short time before they’re no longer necessary. But before you accept a hand-me-down crib or buy one secondhand, make sure it follows safety guidelines and isn’t on this list of recalled baby products, suggests a children’s furniture owner.

The mother of two advises that the crib is the last thing you want to skimp on. After a recent recall of two-million “drop-sided” cribs, parents should heed this warning. The Consumer Product Safety Commission found that these cribs with moveable side rails can break, leaving a gap that can lead to head entrapment, which causes infant strangulation or suffocation, according to reports.

While some used cribs are safe, be sure to make sure they’re not missing any parts or screws that may have gotten lost in the transition from someone else’s home to your own.

As a product defect lawyer, consumer and child safety is my number one priority. I know that even with all of the rules and regulations imposed on product manufacturers, things can still go wrong and sometimes companies even put profit before safety. If you or a loved one has been affected by a hazardous product for children, please do not hesitate to call a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer right away. The longer you wait the more chance you have of losing evidence for your potential product liability case.

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