Crib Suffocation Hazards
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.