The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently issued tough new standards for safety in infant cribs. The CPSC also recalled more than 7 million drop-side cribs after it was discovered the cribs are particularly unsafe for children. By mid-2010, the CPSC had received 99 reports of children involved in drop-crib accidents. Two of the children lost their lives and six more suffered head injuries when they fell through the gap between the side of the crib and the bed.
The CPSC website offers detailed information about crib safety and infant sleep safety. Among the CPSC’s information is a list of recalled crib brands and types. The complete list includes every CPSC crib recall issued since 1978. A few of the major brands that have been recalled include:
• Delta drop-side cribs • Dorel Asia drop-side and fixed-side cribs • Generation 2 cribs • Graco “Lajobi” drop-side cribs • Jardine cribs • Simplicity cribs and bassinets
Some crib manufacturers offer immobilizing devices to keep the drop side of the crib in place, which reduces the risk of child injury. To find out if your crib can be immobilized, contact the crib’s manufacturer.
Product recalls are particularly scary when they are issued for child products. If your child has been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you have certain legal rights. Experienced Miami injury attorney Ruth E. Johnson can help you understand your rights and seek compensation on your family’s behalf for injuries, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more, call The Law Offices of Ruth E. Johnson today at 305-720-2086 today to schedule a free consultation.