Incorrect Crib Assembly May Cause Injury or Death

The 1 month old male victim died of positional asphyxia after one of his crib's corner mattress supports came unhooked, causing him to slide to that corner and become stuck between the mattress and frame. The crib had been assembled incorrectly by his father.

Enterprise, Alabama
April 30, 1994

Always carefully assemble all crib mattres supports.

Make sure the hooks are all engaged on the same level and that the mattres fits snugly.

If hooks are plastic, make sure they are not cracked.

Every year about 50 children suffocate or strangle in crib related deaths.

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