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Graco Drop Side Cribs Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and LaJobi announced a voluntary recall of 217,000 Graco®-branded drop side cribs. The recall includes Graco drop side wood cribs sold throughout the United States from February 2007 through March 2010. Owners of these cribs should stop using any of the recalled products immediately.

When a product is not safe and fails to contain an adequate warning, and you or a family member suffers personal injury, or death, as a result of these defects, you may be entitled to legal relief. You should be able to trust that the product you are using is safe and that you have been given proper warning of any risks the product poses.  At Munley, Munley & Cartwright we understand the complexity of product liability laws and the challenge of proving a case, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

The recall has been made due to the hazards posed to an infant or toddler in the crib if the drop side hardware breaks or fails resulting in the drop side detaching from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is left between the drop side and the crib mattress in which the child can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of suffocation and strangulation. Children can also fall from the cribs when the drop side detaches or fails to lock.

CPSC has received a total of 99 drop side incident reports, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment. The reports included two incidents in which children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached drop side, and six reports of children falling due to drop side failure.

At Munley, Munley & Cartwright, our product liability attorneys have successfully represented those who have suffered damages caused by defective products. Research, investigation and skilled litigation can be crucial to success, including the ability to explain to a jury what happened and why through pictures, models, computer animations or expert testimony.

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