On October 21, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) instituted a safety recall of 985,000 drop side cribs manufactured by Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, New York. Missing safety pegs can lead to an entrapment and suffocation risk for infants and toddlers.

The crib locks can disengage and detach when lowered below the peg hole when the safety pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are missing from the lower track. As a result, a hazardous gap is created, potentially leading to the entrapment and suffocation of an infant or toddler.

The government has received a report of the death of an 8-month-old child who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached in a reassembled crib where the safety pegs were not part of the crib assembly. At least two additional entrapments and nine disengagement incidents were also reported in cribs missing safety pegs.

The recall involves all Delta cribs manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia, with the “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop side hardware design.

The cribs were sold at major retailers, including Walmart, Kmart and Target.com from January 1995 through September 2007 at a cost of approximately $100. These cribs have also been found to be sold secondhand.

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury due to use of a Delta Enterprise dropside 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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