Massive Recall by Flawed Crib Manufacturers following Infant fatalities

Stroller manufacturers, Graco have revoked nearly 1.5 million of their models following incidents of 5 infants losing their fingertips in the awning pivot. A similar enormous call back by Dorel Asia of over six lakh cribs followed when reports of a tot fatality and entrapment of 6 infants in the drop siding.

Graco Strollers lead to Amputation of Infants Fingertips

Graco has rescinded a number of its stroller models namely Passage, Spree, Alano and Travel System.

The Graco strollers were being sold at several top departmental stores and super marts at eighty to ninety dollars, with the travel systems selling for nearly two hundred dollars. All of these stroller models were manufactured in China.

massive recall on cribsThe concerned hinge facilitates adjustment of the awning or the canopy. When babies have put their fingertips inside the hinges during opening and closure of the awning has lead to a number of accidents. As a result, fingertips of 5 infants had accidentally got chopped off while there were 2 children that got deep-set slashes on their fingertips.

However, the risky hinge was not present in all of the concerned products. All those brands were called back that had a plastic, joint system having concave awning indentations. On the other hand, all those hinges which lacked external indentations were excluded.

Graco has requested its buyers to instantaneously halt the use of these retrieved strollers and for contacting the company to avail a gratis shielding cover repair gear for which its phone lines are open during work hours. Complete listings of the problem-causing models are obtainable at its site

Dorel Asia Crib Snares

More than six lakh Dorel Asia cribs were called back inclusive of the drop-side and non-drop-side versions as their use could lead to fatal consequences when there is damage in the boards. Thirty-six cases have been cited of slat rupture inclusive of 7 infants that had bruising and scratches and 2 cases of infants being entrapped with no injuries.

A six-month-old infant was trapped and throttled in one of such cribs subsequent to the breakage of the drop-side components. The parents had attempted to mend the hardware on their own. Thirty-one drop-side accidents have been cited. In 6 of them, the infants were entrapped in-between the drop-side and crib mat.

Parents are requested to instantly halt the use of these cribs and place the children in some safe sleeping area. The gratis gear would be offered by Dorel Asia in the subsequent number of weeks.

Meanwhile, CPSC or Consumer Product Safety Commission has reminded parents for not using any cribs that have any of its constituents amiss, damaged or loose. It is also important to ensure making the hardware tight often for assuring sturdiness of the crib. Drop-side cribs must be checked for ensuring smooth functioning of the drop side or any other movable parts. Checking for disentanglement of the crib’s sides and corners is also imperative as they could produce gaps that could lead to entrapment of the baby. Additionally, parents should not attempt at repairing sides of the crib, particularly using duct tapes, wires or ropes.

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