Drop-Side Cribs Sold at JC Penney Recalled Due to Entrapment, Suffocation Hazards

The A&M TeamPersonal Injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall on March 26, of PT Domusindo Perdana drop-side cribs due to the potential for the products to malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, posing a risk of entrapment and suffocation for children. According to the CPSC, part of the cribs’ drop side may fall out of position during use, creating a space into which a child can roll and become wedged or entrapped, leading to a risk of suffocation or strangulation. In some cases, children may also fall out of the defective cribs. If your child has been injured or killed while using a potentially faulty children’s product, such as a recalled drop-side crib, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff for legal help. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturing company, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your child’s injuries and medical expenses.

Drop-Side Cribs Affected by Recall

Approximately 73,000 drop-side cribs manufactured in Indonesia by PT Domusindo Perdana are affected by the recent product recall, all of which were sold at JCPenney.com and in the JC Penney catalog from January 1998 to December 2008, for between $200 and $400. The crib recall includes 14 models of the wooden drop-side cribs, which carry the following model numbers, names and date code:

– 343-1509 Jenny Lind Crib 01/1991-12/1997151

– 343-3810 Christopher Crib 2001151

– 343-5500 Early American Crib 01/1998-12/1999151

– 343-6771 Scottsdale Crib 01/1998/12/1999151

– 343-7100 Sleigh Crib without Rosette 01/2004-12/2006

– 343-7134 Sleigh Crib 01/2001-2/2004

– 343-7144 Anniversary Sleigh Crib 01/2002-12/2004

– 343-7753 Kristin Crib 01/1998-12/1999

– 343-8249 Cameron Crib 01/1998/12/1999

– 343-8020 Solid Panel Sleigh Crib 01/2001-12/2002

– 343-8070 Roll Bar Convertible Crib 01/2004-12/2005

– 343-8155 Anniversary Convertible Sleigh Crib 01/2002-12/2006

– 343-8200 Spindle Convertible Crib 01/2001-12/2005

– 343-8913 Bella 3-in-1 Crib 01/2005-12/2008

Contact a Knowledgeable Attorney for Legal Help

Although no injuries have been reported yet in connection to the recalled drop-side cribs, the CPSC and the recalling firm are aware of three incidents involving drop-side rails that malfunctioned or detached. Consumers in possession of a PT Domusindo Perdana drop-side crib are advised to immediately stop using the potentially dangerous product and use a free immobilizer kit to immobilize the drop side of the crib. Unfortunately, these kits will not be available until May 2013; in the meantime, parents and caregivers are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for their child, such as a play yard, bassinet or toddler bed, depending on the child’s age. If you used a drop-side crib and your child has suffered injuries as a result of a product defect, contact our experienced attorneys at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options.