As a parent, your No. 1 priority is the safety of your child. You want to ensure that every product you purchase keeps your child safe, and does not pose a danger to them. It can be frightening to learn that a familiar product is implicated in the injuries of thousands of infants, as well as several deaths. You might be surprised to hear that drop-side cribs are one such product, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a complete ban on the manufacture, sale, or even donation of this product.
Drop-side crib recalls
Since 2007, over 9 million drop-side cribs have been recalled. However, there are still many that have not successfully been returned and are still potentially being sold on the second-hand market. Popular brands sick as Ethan Allen, Pottery Barn, Graco, Bassettbaby, Simplicity, and Stork Craft have been producers of these types of cribs.
The recalls occurred because of products liability claims, which stand upon the argument that a faulty design was implemented that created a danger, whereby the designer could have reasonably avoided the danger through a different design. Other reason for a product to be recalled is when a hazard exists but the manufacturer fails to warn of the known dangers.
What can parents do?
Parents whose children have been injured – or worse – due to a drop-side crib should consider their legal options. Suing the manufacturer can help you recoup any medical costs incurred with your child’s injury, and could prevent further cases from occurring. If you’ve experienced a loss as a result of a product defect, contact The Quinn Law Firm at 814-833-222 for a free consultation on your case, or visit our website at www.quinnfirm.com.
Source: FindLaw, “Drop side cribs,” accessed Sep. 07, 2017