The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer of drop-side cribs, Dream on Me, Inc. is recalling about 22,000 full-size and portable drop-side cribs. They advise consumers to stop using them immediately after receiving about 70 reports of incidents involving these cribs.
The cribs were sold at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, and Target Stores and on Amazon - the full-size cribs sold between January 2006 and December 2009 for about $200, while the portable cribs sold from September 2007 to December 2009 for about $150.
The problem - the drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the rail detaches, it creates a space between the side and the mattress - the infant or toddler can fall out of the crib, cut themselves on the hardware or worse, become entrapped, which leads to strangulation and/or suffocation.
For additional information, contact the manufacturer at 877-201-4317. If your child has been injured while in one of these cribs, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your child's injuries and medical expenses.