As parents of seven children with our 8th to be arriving in January, as well as Phoenix product liability attorneys, we are always trying to stay on top of the latest safety findings for kids. This latest product ban comes, we fear, too late for many families.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has outlawed the manufacture, sale, and re-sale of drop-side cribs. The products, designed with one side rail that moves up and down to make it easier for parents to remove the child, have been made by many different manufacturers over the past 10 years.
Over 30 infant and toddler deaths have been caused by this terrible design.
Recently these cribs have been examined more closely for their cheaper designs and manufacture, resulting in faulty parts, unsafe materials, and defective assembly. These problems or the combination of which has lead in many cases to the rail becoming detached partially or completely from the crib. The resulting “V”-like gap between the mattress and side rail provided opportunity for children to become trapped and suffocate or become strangled.
If you or someone you know has one of these cribs in their home, please share this information with them and ask them to remove it. We don’t want to see any more injuries or deaths; there have been too many already. If your child has been seriously injured by a faulty crib or other product, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (602) 267-1280 to get your questions answered.