On October 16, 2008, Playkids U.S.A. of Brooklyn, N.Y. recalled approximately 2,000 convertible cribs. The mesh on the sides of the crib can expand, resulting in a gap between the mattress and the side. An infant can slip into the opening, posing a suffocation and entrapment hazard.


The government received a report of the death of a 5-month-old child on August 31, 2008 in New York. The baby became entrapped between the mattress and the drop side rail of the crib, leading to suffocation.

The recall involves the Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed, model number PLK-909. The cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy assembly, and a bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib, the mattress support, the bassinet, the canopy and the bedskirt are covered in fabric and mesh.

Consumers are warned to stop using the recalled cribs immediately.

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury due to use of a Playkids USA convertible 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.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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