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.
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.