Massachusetts Consumers Informed of Baby Crib Recall
Our injuries to children ears perked up when we learned that over 11,000 drop-side cribs manufactured by Alexander Designs have been recalled, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The cribs have hardware that can break, which allows the drop side to detach and create a hazardous gap. It is in those gaps where small children have been known to become injured, including suffocation. Further, children can fall out, causing injury. This is the second crib recall in just four months: Jardine cribs were recalled in June, 2010. Another manufacturer, Dorel Juvenile, had cribs that were recalled and our January 7, 2010 blog article highlighted the need for the crib recalls.
The cribs, manufactured in Taipei, Taiwan, and distributed by J.C. Penny, have been known to cause two incidents of malfunction. Fortunately, the CPSC knows of no injuries. One of the incidents involved improper assembly.