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.