Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Unsafe Cribs

Defective Cribs

When you purchase a crib for your child, you reasonably expect the crib to be a safe place for your child to sleep. Tragically, defective cribs cause many thousands of deaths and injuries each year and are the frequent subject of product liability claims.

Cribs may be defective if they cause:




The design of your crib, as well as the hardware used and the way it was manufactured, can cause the crib to be defective. Common design flaws leading to injuries include slats placed too far apart, which creates a space for a child to become trapped. Certain hardware defects can cause a side of the crib to become detached, which can also create a space where entrapment and suffocation is likely. These are just a few of the reasons more than 11 million cribs have been recalled since 2007.

If your child was hurt or suffered wrongful death because of a defective crib, you deserve to be compensated by the person or company responsible for putting such an unsafe product on the market.

You can see what cribs have been recalled by visiting the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website

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