In an article published in The Seattle Times, Lyndsey Layton writing for The Washington Post, reports that the federal government seeks to prohibit the sale of drop-side baby cribs saying they pose “lethal dangers to children.” The Feds seek to make this move after 32 babies were killed in crib accidents since 2000.
The feds are proposing the following rules for crib manufacturers: banning sales of drop-side cribs; prohibiting the use of drop-side cribs in places such as day-care centers and hotels; requiring crib manufacturers to provide adequate mattress support; testing cribs to ensure that cribs hold up to shaking and jumping; design cribs so that assembly is “idiot proof” so that it is impossible for people to assemble them incorrectly.
According to the article, the fatalities attributed to drop-side cribs were caused when the side became partly detached from the crib because of defect, poor design or improper assembly.
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 dangerous or defective products and the family of those killed. Washington state has a wrongful death statute which allows the family of a person who has died because of the negligence of another person or entity to sue on behalf of their deceased loved one.