On July 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled a particular model of cribs due to the safety hazard it posed to infants.
Over 14,000 Oeuf “Sparrow Cribs” were recalled this past Tuesday. Oeuf, a nursery furniture retailer which specializes in modern eco- friendly nursery furniture, issued a recall including four models of their Sparrow Cribs. The recalled cribs were manufactured between July 2007 and January 2014 and were sold in specialty stores nationwide and online for $800.
The CPSC reports that the slats/spindles and top rail of the crib can detach and pose an entrapment hazard to infants. Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs.
Product recalls are a cause for concern in households across the country. Infant product recalls are especially concerning due to the expected environment of use, particularly involving the youngest, most innocent consumers. Defective cribs are particularly concerning, since infants are foreseeably left alone for hours in what is supposed to be a safe, secure environment for playing and sleeping.
If you or a loved one has questions about this crib or any other children’s products, please contact a personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside of the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We have significant experience regarding applicable safety regulations and relevant hazards, and can answer any questions you might have.