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Dorel Juvenile Group, Graco Among Infant Product Manufacturers to Recently Recall Possibly Defective and Hazardous Inventory

After receiving 17 reports of incidents involving its Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets, Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling about 97,000 of them over concerns that they may pose a suffocation hazard to infants. The babies cited in the reports were mainly under the age of three months.
The infant safety hazard involves the bottom locking mechanism, which may not lock correctly if a spring isn’t installed. This could result in the bassinet tipping to one side, causing the baby to roll into its side. Of the incidents reported, two involved infants that had a hard time breathing after rolling into the bassinet’s side.

The recalled products were sold at Toys R Us, Target, and Sears stores throughout the US as well as online via Ebay and other websites between 12/07 and 1/11. The CPSC wants consumers to stop using these bassinets right away. If you contact Dorel, the manufacturer will give you a free repair kit.

Unfortunately, suffocation continues to be a leading cause of infant fatalities. Most of these incidents happen in the babies’ sleeping environment. Infants in the 4 months and under age group are most at risk for suffocating, which can happen when they end up in a position where they cannot breathe. One reason for this is in this age range they generally aren’t strong enough to lift their heads and turn their faces so that they can start breathing properly again.

If you believe that your child was involved in a suffocation accident because a manufacturer made a defective/dangerous product, you should contact our child products liability law firm right away. The Gilbert Law Group® represents children and their families throughout the US with nursery product injury claims.

In another big recall this month, Graco Children’s Products Inc. recalled 86,000 Graco Classic Wood High Chairs domestically after receiving numerous reports of kids falling as the seat became detached from the chair’s base. Already, the manufacturer has received 58 reports of this happening. In nine of the reports, the children involved fell as the seat came off, causing them to sustain bruises, bumps, and scratches. One child in Canada reportedly suffered a concussion.

Graco will send consumers who contact them a free repair kid. Meantime, consumers are being advised to stop using these recalled products right away.
A fall accident from a high chair may seem minor enough, but serious injuries can result if a child hits his/her head. At any rate, manufacturers are not supposed to make products that are unsafe for kids and babies to use.

At The Gilbert Law Group®, our infant products lawyers know how precious your child is to you and how upsetting it can be to know that were it not for an unsafe or defective product, your son/daughter wouldn’t have gotten hurt. We are here to make sure that families can pursue the responsible manufacturers, distributors, and/or retailers for the damages that they are owed over what happened.

Even if the product that caused the injury didn’t malfunction, you may still be able to file a products liability claim for a consumer good that was defectively designed, caused injury even when used correctly and as intended, or because the manufacturer failed to include proper assembly and/or operating instructions or failed to warn about possible risks and dangers.

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