The New York Times recently announced that the United States Consumer Safety Product Commission has ordered a new product recall announcement of two different crib models after the death of a one year old child. The crib marker, LaJobi, Inc., first recalled its Molly style and Betsy style cribs eight years ago because of the risk that children could become trapped or strangled.
The United States Consumer Safety Product Commission announced last week that it received a report of an infant’s death. The girl died after her head was trapped in a decorative cut out on the head board of her Betsy crib six years ago. The Consumer Safety Product Commission did not announce when it heard about the child’s wrongful death.
You want to be concerned about these cribs especially if you purchased this type of crib at a specialty children’s store around the country between May 2000 through September 2001, when they were initially sold. Although they were taken off of the market after the manufacturer’s recall, they may unknowingly be in homes or second-hand stores. Crib owners are able to obtain replacement end panels by calling the manufacturer LaJobi.
To read more about the repeat crib recall.