Convertible Cribs Latest Infant Product Recalled

Infant products combine to form a multi-billion-dollar annual industry, and new innovations are hitting the market seemingly all the time. While these new creations in many instances have provided much-needed help and peace of mind to parents, many others have been proven to be much more dangerous than any utility they provide to parents and their infants.

One such product, and the latest in a disturbingly long line of them, is the line known as convertible cribs that are imported by Playkids USA. The cribs are manufactured in China, and recent news has shown that Playkids USA has voluntarily initiated a recall of these convertible cribs in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which is charged with overseeing consumer products and helping to prevent the dissemination of such products that are known to cause undue dangers.

Specifically, the convertible cribs were recalled because a story recently broke of a 5-month-old infant who was killed while sleeping in one. The reason the death occurred was because the convertible cribs are manufactured with a mesh siding, which makes these cribs collapsible and therefore portable.

However, this mesh siding is also what makes these cribs dangerous. The reason is that when pushed from the inside of the crib, the mesh will expand and leave a space between the crib's mattress and the siding. The space is large enough for an infant to become entrapped in this space and suffocate as a result, which is what happened with the infant in question.

Playkids USA's Convertible Cribs & Infant Injury Lawsuit Claims

Playkids USA had imported lines of convertible cribs that were manufactured in China in recent years, and these cribs proved to be quite useful for many parents. The reason is that they were able to be collapsed and compressed and then folded out to form a full-sized crib, thereby making every crib portable.

The cribs were manufactured with a mesh siding that allowed for them to be collapsed and expanded, and it was this mesh siding that led to the eventual death of a 5-month-old infant in Brooklyn, New York. According to reports, the child became entrapped in the space created between the mattress and the siding when pushed out from the inside, and as a result the child died due to suffocation.

As a result of this report, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) worked with Playkids to initiate a recall of the following line of convertible cribs:

Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909. "Playkids U.S.A." can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number can be found on the packaging.

The details of the recalled cribs are as follows:

Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909. "Playkids U.S.A." can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number can be found on the packaging.

More Infant Products Recalled:

Of course, the convertible cribs from Playkids USA are far from the only products that have been recalled recently due to dangerous conditions. A few additional examples include:

  • Yayita Baby Hammocks - These hammocks were recalled because of their tendency to flip over, leading to the possibility of strangulation if the infant became entrapped in the seat's restraints while upside down.
  • Harry Potter Bookends - These bookends were recalled because it was discovered that the paint on the bookends exceeded the federal standard for lead, exposing children to a toxic substance.
  • Miracle Recreation Equipment Co.'s Tire Swings - The swings were recalled because the hanger clamp on the swing showed a tendency to fail, leading to a serious and immediate fall danger.

If your child has been injured or worse because of any product you believe to be defective, contact a defective products lawyer as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation. At a time like this, you need the help of an experienced professional to make sure that your rights do not go unprotected, so contact an attorney today.

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