Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Cribs

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on January 29, 2010

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

The best personal injury is the one that never happens.  This month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a large recall of cribs, some of which may have been sold to parents in Buffalo.  Dorel Asia SRL has recalled 635,000 cribs sold in at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009. 

Apparently, the hardware holding up the dropdown side can fail, creating a space in which the infant may be trapped.  There are also concerns about the potential for broken slats resulting in injury or entrapment. 

There have been 31 reports of this hardware failure, with six children becoming entrapped.  Three of these children suffered bruises and one died.  There were also 36 reports of broken slats, some of which resulted in minor injuries or entrapment of the child.

As Buffalo personal injury attorneys, we have firsthand experience with the trauma a personal injury or wrongful death can bring, especially when a child is involved.  Please, if you think you may have one of these cribs, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website at for further details.  If you do have such a crib, quit using it immediately and contact Dorel Asia at or (866) 762-2304 to receive a free replacement kit.

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