RICHMOND, BC – Class action lawsuits, reportedly have been filed in at least six Canadian provinces since the Nov. 24 recall of approximately 2.1 million drop-side cribs manufactured by Stork Craft Mfg. (Read previous story.)

The biggest-ever crib recall was announced jointly by Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (See previous story.) A Canadian lawyer responsible for most of the lawsuits said told Consumer Affairs that he had signed up approximately 1,000 Canadian consumers so far.

Meanwhile, a family in Lafayette, LA, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that one of the recalled cribs contributed to the death of their 7-month-old son in May. According to The Advocate, the lawsuit states that the boy suffocated after becoming wedged between the mattress and drop-side rail. 

Read more about Canada’s class action lawsuits.
Read more about the federal lawsuit.

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