The government website cpsc.gov reported in an article that Jardine announced on April 30, 2009 a second recall expansion of cribs sold by Babies ‘R’ Us. The news was released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The U.S. CPSC, in support with Jardine, announced the voluntary recall of the cribs. They advise that consumers should stop using recalled products right away due to the crib design and safety concern unless otherwise directed.
The name of the product is Jardine Cribs, manufactured by Jardine Enterprises based in Taipei, Taiwan. There were about 96,000 of these particular units sold. More than 320,000 units were also recalled in June 2008 while another 56,450 were recalled in January 2009. The danger associated with these cribs is that the “wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose and entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.”
CPSC has received 31 reports of incidents providing the crib is an unsafe product where the slats broke, including two reports of children becoming entrapped in the gap created by the broken slat on the crib models listed. Seven models of Jardine wooden cribs have been recalled. The crib model number and date code can be found on the inside of the bottom rail on the headboard or footboard. The defective cribs were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from September 2005 through April 2009 for between $220 and $330. Consumers should contact Jardine for a full refund.
One of the most common ways in which a crib could be dangerous is through entrapment. Newborns, even when they are on trap (not premature) are so tiny that it might be hard to imagine their size when you’re picking them out of a crib. If the slats – the vertical bars on the sides of the crib – are too far apart, a baby could easy slip through or slip an arm or leg through. Any space that is large enough for a head or limb to fit through is dangerous. Although almost all cribs on the market today meet safety standards, defects or improper set up could cause problems.
If you or a loved has had a child suffer injuries in a baby crib, please contact the skilled Pennsylvania defective crib lawyers at Anapol Weiss who have successfully defended their clients for over 30 years. They have handled these kinds of cases and can be an asset to you during this challenging time. Please call 1-866-735-2792 for a free consultation.