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Drop-side cribs could be banned

Posted on May 10, 2010 5:09 am under Defective Child Care Products

The U.S. government is considering banning all drop-side cribs after the seventh recall in five years, totalling about 11 million units. These cribs are not all from the same maker. Graco Cribs has recalled several models, and C&T International is offering vouchers for new purchases in exchange for the recalled models.

Since 2001, 32 deaths have occurred that can be attributed to drop-side cribs. The side of the crib slides down so the parent can more easily reach the child, but the sliding mechanism could potentially malfunction and strangle the infant. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun investigating the situation and encourages parents to find alternate sleeping arrangements for their children during the recall.

Your child’s safety is extremely important. If your child has been harmed by a malfunctioning drop-side crib, the Milwaukee child care product defect attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling (414) 271-0900.