One of the main features that a crib should have is “does not accidentally kill the baby,” so Toys R Us has decided to crack down on the manufacturers of the cribs that it sells, says the Chicago Tribune.
The CPSC has announced the recall of 24,000 cribs for a faulty railing that puts children at risk of falling out.
If you have one of the Simplicity cribs that was recalled due to a design flaw that made it easy to assemble incorrectly and dangerous to use, your repair kits are ready.
A class-action lawsuit was filed yesterday against Simplicity Inc., Target Corp., and Graco Children’s Products Inc. for their roles in the unfolding defective crib recall. The lawyer who filed the suit originally represented the family of a 9-month-old who died in 2005 from one of the badly-designed cribs, which can be dangerous if assembled incorrectly. [Chicago Tribune]
About 1 million Simplicity cribs were recalled yesterday due to several deaths related to a defect which can cause children to become trapped and suffocate.
From 1985 to 2005, crib bumpers—the soft padded things parents use to protect their little bundles of dna from injury—have caused 27 deaths and 25 injuries in babies 2-years-old or younger, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Two universities are now cautioning that crib bumpers may not be worth the risk.