Posted on: October 27, 2011
Another drop-side crib is being recalled because of child suffocation and strangulation hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission . The latest recall affects 300 Rosebud drop-side cribs, manufactured by Status Furniture.
According to the CPSC, the Rosebud crib’s drop-side rail hardware can break, causing the drop-side to detach from the crib, which created a gap between the rail and the crib mattress. If children get caught in the gap, it could pose a suffocation and strangulation risk. The gap could also allow children to fall out of the crib, causing serious injuries or even death.
The recall affects “‘Rosebud’ cribs manufactured by Status Furniture. The cribs are white or antique white and have plastic drop-side hardware. ‘Status Furniture’ appears on crib labeling on the lower portion of the headboard. Model number ‘910’ appears on the assembly instructions,” according to the CPSC.
Drop side cribs have long been under scrutiny, resulting in a nationwide ban to take effect in approximately four months, or by June, said CPSC spokeswoman. When the ban occurs, manufactures will no longer be able to sell or make the drop down style cribs.
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney , I’m glad to see the U.S. take action on these dangerous cribs causing infant deaths. Even though the recall doesn’t take place for another half a year, I urge you to stop using these drop side cribs now to ensure child safety. For more information on this recall, consumers can contact The Land of Nod to receive instruction on how to receive merchandise credit ($599) for the defective crib.
If you or a loved one has been injured from a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .