Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Drop-Side Cribs Banned by Government

Last week, the U.S. government announced a ban on drop-side cribs, prohibiting the manufacture, sale and resale of these popular cribs after a unanimous vote by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Hazardous drop-side cribs have been responsible for more than thirty infant and toddler deaths over the past ten years, with millions of cribs being recalled due to safety concerns.

In addition to the ban, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has also ordered stricter safety inspections for cribs, as well as better markers on pre-assembly pieces to lessen the number of mistakes made when putting these cribs together.

Faulty hardware and assembly problems with drop-side cribs can become deadly for infants and toddlers when the rail becomes unattached from the frame of the crib, creating a gap where the child can strangle or suffocate themselves.

These crib safety improvements should greatly reduce the number of crib-related injuries and deaths. If your child was injured or died as a result of a dangerous or defective product, call the product liability attorneys at Silberstein, Awad, & Miklos, P.C. today. Our experienced lawyers are here to help. Call us for a free consultation.

Call us toll-free, 1-877-ASK4SAM and visit www.ask4sam.net for more information.

Source: Associated Press, 12/15/10

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