After a huge number of stroller and crib recalls in the fall and winter of 2009, recalls for baby and toddler products are continuing to plague the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at the beginning of 2010.
First, following the huge Maclaren stroller recall last year, Graco has issued a similar voluntary recall of its umbrella strollers – a recall that involves 1.5 million defective baby products. Just as in the last recall, Graco says that the recalled strollers are responsible for a number of finger amputations and lacerations in past years. The company is offering a free repair kit to those who own the stroller. The strollers were sold in AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, and Wal-Mart stores over the past five years.
The CPSC and Dorel Asia are also heading a voluntary recall of baby cribs after a six-month-old Iowa child died after falling through the side of one of the company’s drop-side cribs. The company reported 60 other incidents and ten other injuries stemming form the defective product, which poses numerous entrapment and strangulation risks especially if the crib’s plastic hardware breaks. The crib can also be a hazard if a slat is damaged. The cribs were sold at Wal-Mark, K-Mart, and Sears and consumers who have bought the defective product should immediately stop using the crib and call the company for detailed recall information.
If your child has been killed or injured due to a defective baby crib, contact an experienced products liability attorney today.