When parents place their baby down for a nap or to sleep at night, they may trust that the crib they place their child in is safe. However, many parents are surprised to learn that cribs have actually been at the center of many product liability lawsuits in Florida and throughout this nation due to lead paint based cribs, drop-side cribs, and other types of crib dangers.
Although many parents have already discovered the dangers of lead-painted cribs and drop-side cribs that cause injuries and deaths to innocent children and the recall of those types of cribs, there could still be other dangerous types of cribs on the market.
When companies take shortcuts, do not complete the proper tests, or poorly design and manufacture a crib, infants can suffer catastrophic injuries as a result. Unfortunately, parents are at the hands of large corporations – trusting that the company designed and built the crib correctly.
There is never any way of knowing which crib could be defective when purchasing it at the store. Consumers know that crib manufacturers have to follow safety standards and guidelines when manufacturing cribs; however, sometimes shortcuts could be taken, meaning that the manufacturer designs a defective crib.
Although over nine million drop-side cribs have been recalled and manufacturers are banned from making those types of cribs due to safety concerns and infant deaths, there are other crib concerns that could cause injuries to an infant, including:
- Hardware could break
- Slats could come loose and choke a child
- Cribs could have sharp hardware or items that could cut an infant
- Other crib defects could cause injuries or deaths
When cribs are not manufactured correctly, it can cause injuries or fatalities to an innocent child. This is why parents of newborns need to research cribs prior to purchasing to determine if the crib meets the following guidelines:
- Slats should not be greater than 2 3/8” apart.
- Slats should not be loose or missing.
- Corner posts of the crib should not extend more than 1/16” above the crib post itself.
- Cribs should not have oddly shaped or sharp items that could cut a child.
Florida Birth Injury Lawyer Helps Parents Seek Justice for Defective Crib Injuries
If a crib was not manufactured properly, and your child suffered injuries as a result of a defective crib, you may be entitled to hold that company liable for your child’s injuries. Call an experienced Fort Myers personal injury lawyer at the law office of Chalik & Chalik at (888) 476-4697 for a complimentary consultation today.
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