Parents have known about the dangers of drop-side cribs for some time. The risks of suffocation when a baby is trapped while one side of the crib drops are significant, and there have been some high-profile recalls in recent years to protect infants from injury and death. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham would like parents to know that non-drop-side cribs pose a serious risk to babies as well. Swedish furniture giant IKEA recently announced the recall of more than 20,000 non-drop-side cribs in the U.S. to address problems with the mattress support system. IKEA has said that some of the bolts holding the mattress support system in place are not long enough and the mattress can collapse under the weight of an infant, creating a suffocation hazard. The IKEA recall involves Sniglar brand cribs sold from October 2005 to June 2010.
A much larger recall affecting hundreds of thousands of baby basinets made by Burlington Basket Company was announced recently due to concerns that they may collapse unless assembled properly. This recall affects 500,000 basinets made in Burlington, Iowa and sold before June 2010. These bassinets were sold at Wal-Mart and many other retailers across the country. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that there is a significant risk that these bassinets could collapse and injure or kill infants if the support rails that hold the basket in place are not fully locked into position. The manufacturer and the CPSC have received at least ten reports of these bassinets collapsing, resulting in two infants suffering minor injuries. The manufacturer is issuing free repair kits that show owners how to properly install the support rails. Anyone who would like to get more information on the recall or request a free repair kit can call the company at 800-553-2300.
When we buy products, we have a right to expect that the products are designed and manufactured well and are safe to use. Fortunately, it appears that no infants have been killed in connection with these defective products, but as we all know, this is not always the case. If these or any other defective products have injured you or a close family member and you want to know more about your rights and legal options, call Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Cunningham has been helping injured people receive the compensation they deserve since 1977 and has a proven record of success. Call him at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 today!
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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