Attention Parents: Drop-Side Cribs Recalled Nationwide – Entrapment, Suffocation Hazards
November 22, 2010 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the recall of about 90,000 Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware. The recalled cribs are wood with a metal mattress support and have a drop side with external plastic hardware. A label is attached to the footboard or headboard with the names “Bassettbaby” or “Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.” as well as the model number, production date, and other information.
Why are these cribs being recalled?
Unfortunately, the cribs’ drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side to detach from the crib. When a drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child also can fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents also can occur due to incorrect assembly and age-related wear and tear.
Have any children been injured because of these cribs?
To date, the company and CPSC are aware of 18 reported incidents in which drop-sides malfunctioned or detached from the crib. In one of the incidents, a child became entrapped between the mattress and the drop-side. In three of the incidents children fell out of the cribs. The firm also has received 154 reports of drop-side hardware breaking during shipment, assembly or use.
Has your child been injured by a defective crib? If so, contact us today.
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