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Are crib pads safe for my baby?

Posted on January 27, 2015 8:42 am under Product Liability

Many parents install crib pads or bumpers on their baby’s cribs to provide added protection from the crib’s hard edges. Crib pad makers also promote their products to provide comfort during playtime and sleep. However, several studies have warned about the dangers associated with such baby products.

In a study published by The Journal of Pediatrics in 2006, researchers learned about 27 fatalities associated with the product from 1985 to 2007. Suffocation against the side of a crib bumper has been among the most commonly reported incidents associated with the product. Older babies may also use the crib bumpers as a footing to climb out of the crib, making them at risk of falls.

Dangerous baby products like this pose great harm to children. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help Madison families who have been affected by a dangerous baby product seek the justice and financial compensation they believe they are owed. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit.