Dorel Asia, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of many different types of cribs. The product recall is for the company to replace slatted panels and drop side hardware. A total of 635,000 crib units are involved in the product recall. Dorel Asia is also offering free repair kits.
This product recall has been gaining extra attention because of the number of child injuries reported. A total of 67 incidents were reported and 10 children were bruised or scratched. The press release from Dorel Asia also mentioned an infant death that may have occurred in a Dorel Asia crib. The company stated that the circumstances surrounding this tragic infant death were highly unusual.
According to the CPSC investigator’s synopsis of the infant death, the infant had fallen out of his crib a month earlier and the crib was known to be broken before that when it was used with an older child. Apparently after the falling incident, the owner put duct tape on the crib to hold it together. After the infant’s death, both parents were arrested for child endangerment with death. The father was also charged with additional drug charges.
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