Infant Deaths Prompt Nationwide Crib Recall

February 22, 2010
By Dan Irving , Esq. on February 22, 2010 11:14 AM | | Comments (0)

The deaths of three babies, all under one year of age, have spurred a nationwide recall of Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled these cribs, which are sold in many stores including Walmart, because they pose a threat of death or serious injury. Parents are advised to no longer use these cribs because babies can suffocate or be strangulated by these defective products. The CPSC warns to not try to fix the recalled cribs.

The drop side of these cribs can detach, causing a space where babies have no way of escaping, which can lead to suffocation or strangulation. In addition to the three deaths reported, several injuries, including bruising and a broken arm, have also been reported to the CPSC.

Last month Dorel Asia recalled several crib models because their defective drop sides also posed a threat of strangulation or suffocation. Around the same time, the CPSC recalled 1.5 million dangerous Graco strollers.

Recalls of defective products - from baby products to cars - are making headlines more often lately than consumers would like to see. If a family member has been injured as a result of a defective product, contact one of our personal injury lawyers now for a free consultation.

Dan Irving is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer handling injury and accident cases for more than 29 years. He has received a 10.0 rating on AVVO, a lawyer rating service, which is the highest rating given for a lawyer. He is also rated the highest ability and ethics rating, "AV", by Martindale Hubbell, a company rating lawyers for more than 100 years.

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