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U.S. to Ban Drop-Side Cribs in Overhaul of Child-Safety Rules
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, citing 153 deaths in the four years preceding July of 2010, voted to ban drop-side cribs in the agency’s first across-the-board overhaul of regulations for infant beds in almost three decades. The agency has issued warnings to parents about the suffocation and strangling risks associated with all drop-side cribs as companies recalled more than 9 million of the items in a five-year period.
Crib injuries can happen when the cribs’ drop-side plastic hardware breaks, deforms, or parts become missing. Injuries that can occur include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Brain damage due to asphyxiation
- Bone fractures
In recent years, the following manufacturers, specifically, had defective cribs recalled after crib injuries, or even crib deaths, were reported:
- Dorel/Safety First
- Generation 2 & ChildSigns
If your child was injured due to a crib malfunction by any defective crib, contact us today to receive a free legal consultation.