Another crib line made the news headlines this month, as Jardine Enterprises
and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary
recall of 320,000 Jardine cribs because they pose a potential hazard for
strangulation or entrapment.
The recall was announced following 42 incidents involving the cribs and broken spindles and crib slats. Four children got trapped in the spaces left by the broken pieces and two of them sustained bruises and abrasions. The cribs were manufactured in China and sold at Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, Geoffrey Stores, and Kids World.
In an unrelated recall, Stanley Furniture has also recalled about 1,200 2nd Nature Built to Grow Cribs cribs over worries that the space between the crib and the mattress, when the latter’s support is in the middle setting, might be wide enough that an infant could get trapped in the gap.
Our product safety law firm represents families whose children have suffered serious crib injuries or other injuries a result of a defective product. Unfortunately, parents cannot always trust that a manufacturer will design nursery products that are safe for use.
Regardless, there are steps you can take to secure your child’s crib, including:
- Using a mattress that is firm and fits tightly in the crib.
- Making sure the crib is assembled properly.
- Ensuring that there are no loose, broken, or missing crib pieces.
- Checking that the crib’s slats are narrow enough that your child cannot fall through.
- Making sure that there is nothing in the crib that your baby’s clothing can get caught on.
Despite one’s best efforts, accidents can happen, and our experienced
products liability lawyers have helped many families obtain financial
recovery from negligent product manufacturers, designers, distributors,
Our products liability law firm can help you assess whether you have grounds to file an injury lawsuit.
Cribs recalled after four children trapped, Boston.com, June 30, 2008
Crib Safety Tips, CPSC.gov