On January 19, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled approximately 635,000 cribs manufactured by Dorel Asia because of safety concerns. Recently a 6 month old child apparently died when the brackets holding the drop side of the crib detached or broke and allowed the baby to roll over and become trapped between the drop side and the mattress. There have been multiple reports to the CPSC of similar incidents resulting in injuries to other children. In fact, this is the second time in the last 2 months that the CPSC has issued a crib recall for these types of problems. Last month in this blog we reported the recall of cribs manufactured by Simplicity and SFCA, Inc.
The Dorel Asia cribs which are the subject of the latest recall were manufactured in China and Vietnam. They were sold under various names at Walmart, Sears and K-Mart stores from 2005-2009. The CPSC advises parents to immediately stop using these cribs and to contact the manufacturer for a free parts replacement kit.
If your child was injured by one of the cribs subject to this recall or by any other crib, please call us for a free consultation about your rights.