In 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Delta Enterprise Corporate of New York issued a re-call of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs with “Crib Trigger Lock and Safety Peg” hardware. The recall in 2008 was issued after an 8-month-old girl suffocated when the drop side of her crib detached. Her crib had not been properly assembled with safety pegs.
In 2009, the CPSC learned of another crib death due to missing safety pegs. In this case, the parents had purchased the crib on the second hand market. Purchasing used cribs can be dangerous because they may not come with all of the necessary parts and may lack assembly instructions. The CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum says:
“We urge parents and caregivers to use caution and to be aware that new rules established by CPSC will bring safer cribs to the market this summer.”
Before parents purchase a second-hand crib ,they should check the Crib Information Center on the CPSC web-site. The CPSC provides information on crib recalls and provides other safety information for parents.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by defective and dangerous products and the family of those killed. The Washington Products Liability Act, RCW 7.72, sets forth rules which allows consumers to obtain compensation for an injury or a death if the product that caused the injury was defective or unnecessarily dangerous. The statute of limitations on dangerous products can be as much as 12 years.
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