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Parents Sue Crib Retailer for Son's Death

Parents Sue Crib Retailer for Son's Death

The Boston Herald (1/7, Goodison) reports a couple sued crib maker Hayneedle Inc. over the 2008 suffocation death of their toddler son. Their suit tagged the company for negligence "in failing to warn those caring for him of the crib's 'dangerous and defective characteristics, and of the safe and proper method of assembling, using and maintaining (it).'" The child's death was "a key factor" in the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision to recall more than two million Simplicity crib models. CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said "We believe that thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of these cribs could still be out there."