It’s stressful being a new parent. You worry about everything; keeping your baby healthy through proper feeding and regular doctor visits; and making sure your baby is safe wherever you go. So, it’s extra distressing to a parent to learn that a product you purchased has been recalled because of a defect, especially a defect serious enough to potentially result in a major injury to your child, or even his possible death.
First, New Jersey-based company, Dream On Me, has recalled its Dream On Me Dinah High Chairs, because the chairs pose a strangulation and fall hazard. It’s possible for a child to fall through the chair’s side opening, which could result in their neck becoming entrapped by a plastic safety strap, or falling to the floor.
The nearly 2,800 high chairs subject to recall are models 285-B and 285-R. The numbers can be found on a white label on the seatback. They were sold for about $60 almost exclusively online through amazon.com and walmart.com between Nov. 2012 and Nov. 2013. The high chairs are made of steel powder-coated tubing, and they have an open-frame base with a foot rest, plastic foot grips and an adjustable safety strap . They come in black or red and have “Dream On Me” printed on the front of the food tray. The chair can also be folded and stored away.
There have been no reported injuries due to this defect so far, but the CPSC is asking parents who have one of these chairs to stop using them immediately and contact Dream On Me to receive a free repair kit.
The other recall comes from Brooklyn, New York-based Oeuf LLC, who are recalling about 14,000 Sparrow Cribs because the slats and the top rail could possibly detach from the crib, thus posing an entrapment hazard to the child.
Included in the recall are four models of Oeuf Sparrow cribs; 1SPCR, 2SPCR, 4SPCR or 5SPCR.They are sold in white, birch, grey and walnut, and they were manufactured between July 2007, and Jan. 2014. The manufacture date is located on a warning label attached to the crib’s mattress support.
To date, Oeuf LLC has received four reports of the slats and the top rail detaching from the crib, although no injuries have been reported from those incidents. The cribs were manufactured in Latvia and were sold nationwide at children’s specialty stores and online for around $750-800. The company is asking that parents who have these cribs immediately stop using them and contact Oeuf to receive a free repair kit.
If you have one of these high chairs or cribs, follow the details of the recall very carefully. If your child has been injured due to any defective child product, please contact the Texas Defective Product Injury Lawyers at Hill Law Firm immediately to protect your rights.