Crib tents are designed to keep babies from climbing out of the crib. These products are made of mesh fabric to protect infants from insects without affecting the flow of oxygen. However, a defectively designed, manufactured, and installed crib tents may pose strangulation and choking risks, and may possibly cause death.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found 10 injuries associated with defective crib tents. A case of death due to strangulation was also recorded in 2008. Safety experts believe an ill-fitting crib tent may allow the baby to become strangled between the crib bars. Meanwhile, a defectively manufactured and installed crib tent may also be broken and shed material, increasing the baby’s risk of choking.
Safety child products designed, manufactured, and used incorrectly are considered safety hazards. If your child’s safety has been compromised because of a defective child product in Wisconsin, learn how you might be able to seek compensation from the makers involved by consulting with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call us today at (414) 271-0900.