The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of 217,000 Graco-brand cribs due to risk of infant suffocation, strangulation, and brain injury.
The cribs involved are LaJobi-manufactured Graco wood full-sized, “drop-side” cribs. A full list of model names and numbers can be found on the CPSC website here: Graco Crib Recall Information (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10212.html).
The cribs were sold in retail stores nationwide between February 2007 and March 2010.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.
For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit LaJobi’s Web site.
There have been reports of at least six children falling when the drop side failed, and at least one child suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). If your child was injured by a Graco crib and you have questions about your options, call the compassionate lawyers of HensonFuerst. If you have questions, we have answers. Let us help you protect your child.