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Drop side cribs and their dangers

Posted on January 26, 2015 2:12 pm under Defective Child Care Products

In 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) prohibited the selling and re-selling of drop side cribs across the U.S. due to massive reports of injuries and deaths due to strangulation. The CPSC further stated that between 2007 and 2011, there were 3,520 accidents associated with the product.

The problems lie in its faulty design. Drop side cribs are equipped with locks and spring pegs that enable one side of the crib to lower down for easier access to the baby. However, lowering one side of the crib leaves a large gap between the edges of the crib and the mattresses, making the baby prone to strangulation. When lowered, side drops may cause the baby to climb over and fall out of the crib, making him prone to bone fractures and other injuries.

Cribs should be designed to offer safety and support for your baby. If a defectively designed and manufactured crib has caused your baby undue harm in Milwaukee, do not hesitate to take legal action. We at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a claim against the maker involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today for a free case assessment.