Babies spend a lot of time in their cribs, so it is imperative that they
are safe. While stricter regulations have improved crib safety, recalls
involving dangerous defects still take place every year.
Most recently, Bexco Enterprises Inc. announced that it is expanding its
recall of its DaVinci Cribs. In July, the manufacturer recalled 11,600
defective cribs. The latest announcement includes 6,000 more products.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a metal
bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating
an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this happens, a baby can become
entrapped in the crib, fall onto the floor, or suffer lacerations from
the broken metal bracket. Bexco expanded the recall after receiving five
additional reports of the mattress support brackets breaking and detaching.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
For parents who are concerned that their children might be sleeping in
a dangerous crib, the recalled products were sold at Target and juvenile
products stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from May 2012 to December
2013. They cost between $150 and $250.
The recall involves Reagan cribs (model #M2801), Emily cribs (model #M4791),
Jamie cribs (model #M7301), and Jenny Lind cribs (model #M7391) that were
manufactured from May 2012 through December 2012. The specific serial
numbers impacted by the recall can be found on the
CPSC website. All of the numbers begin with “N00.”
Due to the serious risk of injury and even death, consumers should immediately
stop using the recalled cribs and contact Bexco for a free replacement
mattress support, which includes replacement brackets. In the meantime,
parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for
the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the
If your child or someone you love has suffered serious harm due to a defective
crib or other children’s product, don’t hesitate to contact
a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.