Baby Crib Product Defect Forces Recall

Think that your child is safe and secure when tucked away in a warm cozy crib?

Think again.

Baby cribs are a relatively common type of product that is typically subject to recalls, due to defects, along with toys and child car-safety harnesses. Just this week the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Rockland Furniture Drop-Side Cribs, manufactured by Nan Far Woodworking Company of Taiwan. They are sold at J.C. Penney. The hazard is that each crib’s drop side can detach, malfunction or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. The very serious problem that occurs with this product, is that a space is created in the side of the crib, into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or trapped, which can lead to the child’s suffocation or strangulation.

These Rockland furniture cribs were imported and sold by J. C. Penney from 2005 to 2008. They were sold for approximately $150 and $400. If you have purchased such a crib, you can contact Nan Far Woodworking at its hotline, (877) 967-5770 for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side.

As a Massachusetts product liability lawyer, I urge parents who own these cribs to promptly find an alternate, safe sleep environment for your child.

It is always distressing to hear about another defective product, which may result in a Massachusetts product liability lawsuit. Some defective products have become famous, such as Ford Motor Company’s Pinto car manufactured in the Seventies. It caused numerous injuries and deaths because of a defectively designed and manufactured gas tank that exploded at the slightest, rear-end, low-speed impact. Far too frequently, manufacturers spend more dollars and time on advertising and marketing their product, and too little time and money to ensuring that their product is safe for all consumers. Sadly, this is nothing new.

If you are a Massachusetts resident and have suffered a personal injury due to product liability, or someone in your family has died due to product liability, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and should speak to a Massachusetts personal injury attorney.