Recall of 600,000 Drop Side Cribs by Delta Enterprise After Infant Death; Spring Peg Failure Causes Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on October 21, 2008, announced the recall of 600,000 drop side cribs manufactured by Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. The crib’s drop side can detach when the spring peg is not engaged, which can cause entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.

If the spring pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are pushed back into the lower track, the pegs can become nonfunctional, causing the drop side to detach from the crib and create a gap that can entrap an infant or toddler.

The government has received a report of the death of an 8-month-old child who suffocated when the drop side of his crib detached. Reports were also received of one child entrapment and one incident in which the drop side detached due to a disengaged spring peg.

The recall involves all Delta drop side cribs manufactured prior to 2006 that use “Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg” drop side hardware design. The cribs were sold at major retailers nationwide from January 2000 through January 2007 for between $33 and $200.

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury due to use of a Delta Enterprise drop side crib, contact the Boston law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. We will answer your questions and protect your legal rights. Speak with a personal injury lawyer today by calling (617) 742-1900, or toll free outside of Boston, 1-800-545-3732.

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