Child Injury Prevention: More Drop Side Cribs Recalled

drop side crib.jpgIn July, I reported on a recall of drop side cribs by Pottery Barn. On October 22, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Heritage Collection 3 in 1 drop side cribs.

About 34,000 of these drop side cribs were imported into the country from Vietnam. The cribs were sold only in Kmart stores between 2007 and 2008. The company had received 17 reports of the drop side rails detaching from the cribs. Three of these caused injuries to children as a result of being entrapped by the rail.

Consumers are urged to stop using the cribs and call 866-499-2099 for a repair kit.

As an Oakland product liability lawyer, I am concerned about the safety of products put on the market. In particular, I want parents to be aware of the dangers of drop side cribs to prevent their children from serious injury or death associated with these products. California product liability law can compensate for injuries and expenses caused by these defective products. More importantly, safer designs and manufacturer’s concern for safety can hopefully prevent these injuries from happening in the first place. If you own one of these cribs, I urge you to call the above number to make the appropriate repairs.

Resource:, Heritage Collection 3-in-1 cribs recalled, October 22, 2010

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