Injuries To Children: January 2010 Archives

January 26, 2010

Deadly Baby Cribs and Dangerous Strollers Recalled

A major recall is in effect for Dorel Asia cribs and Graco strollers after reports of an infant's death from strangulation in his crib and finger amputations from stroller hinge mechanisms.

A 6-month-old boy from Iowa died of strangulation after becoming trapped in his own crib due to malfunctioning hardware. The crib was manufactured by Dorel Asia, which has recalled over 600,000 cribs sold by major retailers including Wal-Mart. The company is recalling 20 models of cribs that can pose a suffocation or strangulation hazard if their drop sides detach. The cribs also pose a risk of children becoming trapped in the cribs due to broken slats. The company has received several reports of children being trapped, bruised and scratched due to these cribs.

Following five reports of finger amputations and two reports of cuts due to the hinges in stroller canopies, Graco has recalled 1.5 million strollers manufactured from October 2004 to February 2008. The recall affects the Spree, Passage and Alano Strollers and Travel Systems. The manufacture dates can be found above the back wheels, on the lower inside part of the back frame.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the strollers present a laceration and amputation threat to children when canopies were opened or closed. The commission has advised consumers to stop using the strollers and contact Graco to obtain a free repair kit.

A personal injury lawyer experienced in handling dangerous and defective product lawsuits can protect your rights and fight for the compensation you may be legally entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a dangerous product, contact us today for a free consultation.

Dan Irving is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer handling injury to children and dangerous product cases for more than 29 years.

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