Expecting parents or parents of new born babies want to make sure their babies are safe at all times. After all, babies are helpless and need around the clock care. One thing parents want to make sure is that their babies have safe sleeping environments. Babies spend a lot of time sleeping; therefore, it is critical that their nursery rooms are safe, especially the cribs they sleep in. After buying cribs, parents should register them to ensure they receive recall notifications. This year, there have been 2 crib recalls.
4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Recalled Due to Fall & Entrapment Hazards
Earlier this week, Bexco, a crib manufacturer, recalled its 4-in-1 convertible cribs due to fall and entrapment hazards. The crib front panel can separate from the side panels. This creates a dangerous gap, and a child can fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.
About 1,000 cribs in the U.S. were recalled. The recalled cribs involve Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 convertible cribs with model number 5601. The cribs were manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. The bed converts from a crib to a daybed, toddler bed or full-sized bed.
The company has received 14 reports of the front panel separating from the side panels of the crib. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
The cribs were sold at specialty retailers for children nationwide from January 2012 to June 2014 for between $600 and $700.
Parents should stop using the recalled cribs and contact the manufacturer for a free repair kit. Parents also need to find an alternate sleeping arrangement for their children.
Cribs Recalled Due to Detachment & Entrapment Hazards
In July, Oeuf LLC, a company based in Brooklyn, N.Y., recalled about 14,000 of its cribs. The recalled cribs involved Oeuf Sparrow cribs, which came in birch, walnut and white. The following models were recalled: 1SPCR, 2SPCR, 4SPCR or 5SPCR.
The slats/spindles and top rail can detach from the crib, which poses an entrapment hazard for children. The manufacturer received 4 reports of the slats/spindles and the top rail detaching, but no injuries were reported.
The cribs were sold between July 2007 and January 2014 at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online for about $800.
It is important for consumers to register their products after purchase. If there is a product recall, the consumer will be contacted by the manufacturer. If the consumer does not register a product, their only way of knowing about a product recall is through various news outlets, the manufacturer's website, or worse, after getting injured by the recalled product.
Consumers may have certain legal rights against the product manufacturers if they are injured by recalled products. Call the dangerous recalled products injury lawyers at White and Williams to schedule a FREE case review. 877.944.8396