A recall of more than 2 million baby cribs was initiated over fears of personal injury to infants. The majority of the cribs involved in the recall were “drop side” cribs – cribs that have a side rail that slides downward to allow a parent easier access to pick up or lay down a child. However, the sliding side rails can dislodge or detach, creating gaps large enough to allow a child to become entrapped and suffocate. There have been no deaths reported as of yet, however, at least one child was found unconscious and required hospitalization.
Defective products that have been linked to injuries and deaths need to be properly investigated and thoroughly examined in order to preserve a claim against a negligent manufacturer. For details on this current crib recall, visit the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to determine whether you may have one of these recalled items.