Over the past year, I’ve alerted readers of this blog to numerous recalls related to various children’s products, whether they are high chairs or toys. Unfortunately, that trend continues today with yet another recall of an all-too familiar baby product—drop side cribs.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Bassettbaby drop-side cribs and says the problem is the same it has had with other drop-side cribs–children can become trapped and possibly suffocate.
Consumers are urged to stop using this product, which was sold by Bassett Furniture Industries of Bassett, Virginia and were manufactured in various countries including China, Croatia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
As many as 90.000 of the drop-side cribs are involved in the recall and reported incidents include a child becoming trapped between the mattress and drop-side of the crib. The company has also received more than 100 reports of the crib’s hardware breaking during use or when it was being put together.
Here’s The Problem
The CPSC says basically the unit’s drop-side rail can malfunction and actually detach. This creates a gap where a child can fall into and become caught and possibly suffocate or get strangled.
This particular brand of drop-side cribs was sold at various stores all over the country from January 2000 through August of this year.
What should Parents Do?
Parents and caregivers should contact Bassettbaby for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side of the crib. Also, as a note of caution, parents should not try to repair the drop-side portion of the crib, since some babies have actually died where someone tried to make a repair on their own.
It should be noted that exactly one year ago today, the government issued the biggest recall of drop-side cribs. That recall involved more than 2 million units. Since then there has been a call to completely ban drop-side cribs because of the potential danger they pose.
Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows problems associated with your children through no fault of their own is a very serious matter and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured or has developed a serious illness as a result of a recalled, faulty or dangerous product, please recalled baby product attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.