Purchasing a crib is an important decision you make for your child’s health, safety, and comfort. When a crib is defective, it can become a dangerous hazard for your child and an additional concern for you and your family. If you recently purchased a crib from Pottery Barn Kids, you should know about current recall alert #23-775 issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Get in touch with a local product liability attorney to learn about your rights and options after purchasing this defective consumer product.
Models Affected by the Pottery Barn Kids Recall
The model name of the affected crib is “Pottery Barn Kids Penny Convertible Crib.” The model number for affected cribs is (SKU) 2850473. This identifier can be located on the underside of the crib. The crib originally retailed for approximately $900 and was sold between September 2022 and April 2023 at www.potterybarnkids.com and in stores.
The crib, which is made from radiata pine in Indonesia, was also designed to convert into a toddler bed. Because of this, older children’s furnishings should be examined as well to ensure that they are not part of the affected group.
Possible Injuries from the Convertible Cribs
Pottery Barn Kids has received at least two alerts related to end panels separating from the crib. This has led to loose components and exposed sharp edges that may cause harm to young children. The risk has been identified as a laceration hazard by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
So far, there have been no reported injuries from the defective cribs. Approximately 310 models are thought to be affected. If your child was injured by this defective crib, get in contact with an attorney who is familiar with product liability law in Florida.
Next Steps after a Product Recall
The Pottery Barn Kids product recall was released on July 20, 2023. Anyone who has purchased this convertible crib should stop using it immediately and call Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at 855-801-9300 between the hours of 7 a.m. and midnight EST, or contact the retailer online. The home furnishings store is offering free delivery and installation of new end panels for the crib, as well as removal of the affected end panels.
Alternatively, consumers have the option to receive a full refund.
While the San Francisco company has been instructed to take steps to contact every person who has purchased one of the defective cribs, it is possible for customers to fall through the cracks of the retailer’s tracking system. For this reason, it is important to keep abreast of the latest recalls and contact a product liability attorney if you or your child are harmed by a defective product. If you are experiencing issues with the recall process, you may report company non-compliance to the Consumer Product Safety Commission online or speak with an attorney.
How a Lawyer Can Help after a Defective Product Injury
Fortunately, no children have currently been reported as harmed by the most recent Pottery Barn Kids recall. However, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they market to consumers are safe. This is especially important when those products are designed to be used by children.
To file claim for compensation, you will need to consult with a product liability attorney. A company may argue that your injury was the result of product misuse or the fault of a third party. For this reason, it is crucial to have an experienced legal representative by your side. Chiappetta Trial Lawyers can help prove how the harm you suffered is directly linked to the defective product, and how the malfunction was caused by a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to warn that the company should have remedied. After proving that your injury falls under one of these three umbrellas of product liability law, we can build your case and sue for appropriate damages.
Contact Chiappetta Trial Lawyers Today if You Have Been Harmed by a Defective Product
The legal professionals at Chiappetta Trial Lawyers have successfully represented individuals harmed by defective products throughout the State of Florida. Our experienced team will be by your side every step of the way. We can communicate with experts, keep records of your costs, and assess any future care expenses, all while building up your case and representing you in settlement negotiations and in court. Our compassionate attorneys are available today for a complimentary consultation about the facts of your case.