We have an important recall to tell you about. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands of of Simplicity and Graco Cribs. The CPSC warns that babies are risk because the cribs pose a suffocation and strangulation hazard.
The CPSC is reporting that at least one death associated with the cribs. The agency says a one-year-old boy from New England., became trapped in his Simplicity crib and suffocated in 2008.
The agency said about 217,000 Graco dropside cribs made by LaJobi were also being recalled and the issue with both types of cribs has to do with hardware errors. As many as 99 consumer complaints have been logged.
Here’s The Problem
With the Graco brand and their wood cribs, the dropside or the part that moves up and down can snap, break or detach from the rest of the crib. This can cause a huge problem and potentially dangerous gap between the mattress of the crib and dropside part.
The Simplicity recall pertains to the company’s brand of full-sized cribs which contain a tube-like metal mattress-support frame. The issue with this model is that those frames can bend, loosen, as well as detach. This means that mattress could collapse and an infant or baby could simply roll into a space or gap and become trapped and suffocate.
This is not the first time Simplicity brand cribs have been involved in a recall. In the last five years, Simplicity has been at the center of at least 12 recalls. Sadly, its cribs have been linked to 13 deaths.
Attorney Jeffrey Killino‘s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured as a result of a faulty or recalled consumer product please contact child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.