The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc., have announced a recall of about 400,000 cribs after an infant’s accidental death was reported. An additional 25 nonfatal injuries have also been disclosed. Anyone using a Simplicity or SFCA drop side crib is urged to cease use of the product immediately.
When parents purchase cribs or other products for their children, they are placing their trust in manufacturers. When this trust is betrayed, the results can be painful and sometimes tragic. If your child has been injured by a defective Simplicity crib or other product, child crib injury attorney Jeff Killino can help you determine which steps to take next. Call him today at 877-875-2927.
The Grievous Consequences of Negligence
The cribs being recalled by Simplicity and SCFA were available in department stores nationwide between January 2005 and June 2009. They are not the same cribs recalled in September 2007. The defect that sparked this latest recall lies in the plastic siding of the cribs. Over time this siding can break or become warped, creating a gap between the mattress and the drop side of the crib.
In the fatal accident that lead to this recall, an eight month old infant in Houston, Texas fell into the gap between the mattress and drop side while sleeping. Due to the infant’s position, he or she (no identifying information has been released) suffocated. The cribs’ manufacturers are urging anyone using this brand of crib to return it immediately.
Parents who return their Simplicity drop side cribs are being offered store credit, refunds, or replacements in return. Unfortunately, this offer is being made too late for some families. If your child has suffered an injury caused by this product, child injury lawyer Jeff Killino can inform you of your rights and legal options.
Defective crib attorney Jeffrey Killino is passionate about ensuring the safety of all children’s products. To discuss your grounds for legal action, contact us today at 877-875-2927.