The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of approximately 16,700 Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd. Rockland Furniture drop-side cribs as the result of suffocation, fall, and entrapment hazards. There have been reports of five incidents where the drop sides detached or malfunctioned, including one where a child suffered minor bruises and scratches after becoming entrapped.
The drop sides of the cribs can detach, malfunction, or otherwise fail, resulting in part of the drop side to fall out of position. This creates a space into which a toddler or infant may roll and become entrapped or wedged, which can lead to suffocation or strangulation. A child may also fall out of the crib.
This recall includes Rockland Furniture drop-side cribs exclusively imported and sold by JCPenney between 2005 and 2008. The brand name “Rockland Furniture” and the model number may be found on the lower part of the headboard panel on a rectangular label. The drop side of the wooden cribs is attached using plastic hardware. The affected models include:
- 343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib
- 343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib
- 343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer
- 343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2
- 343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1
- 343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib
These cribs were manufactured in Taiwan and sold online at jcpenney.com and JCPenney retail stores for between $150 and $400 from January 2005 through December 2008.
If your child has been harmed as the result of a defective crib or other child product, you may be able to pursue a product liability civil action. To speak with a knowledgeable New Jersey product liability attorney, contact Blume Forte at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation. We can help you understand your legal rights and potential options.