Parents of infants and toddlers in West Virginia and other parts of the United States are beginning to find out that their children should not sleep on some models of Dream On Me’s toddler and crib mattresses due to a serious product defect. Specifically, these dangerous products do not meet federal government flammability standards, thus posing a fire risk. As a result, more than 23,000 of these products sold last year are being recalled.
Ten models of these toddler and crib mattresses are part of the recent recall. These items were sold at several websites, including Wayfair.com, Walmart.com, Kohls.com, ToysRUs.com and Amazon.com. They were sold between January of 2016 and December of 2016 for between $40 and $90.
So far, no injuries or incidents involving the mattresses have been reported. However, customers who have the mattresses have been instructed to quit using them. These customers can call Dream On Me so that they can receive complementary mattress covers.
When consumers in West Virginia buy products, they naturally expect the products to be safe for them and their loved ones to use. However, in some cases, this does not happen, and dangerous products end up causing serious injuries to customers. In such a situation, the victims have the right to file product liability claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained. A successfully fought suit may lead to monetary compensation, which can help to cover medical bills and other losses stemming from the use of the defective products. Monetary damages cannot undo the events leading to product-related injuries, but they can help the victims to feel as though justice has been served in their cases.
Source: consumerreports.org, “Dream On Me Crib and Toddler Mattresses Recalled“, Mary H.J. Farrell, Dec. 13, 2017