DANGEROUS CRIBS CAUSE INJURIES AND DEATH FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
A 19-year study released in February found that more than 9,500 infants and toddlers are injured by cribs, bassinets
Based on the study’s results, approximately 113 infants are killed by cribs each year. That amounts to 1.2 percent of all children who are injured in crib accidents. Another 4 percent are seriously injured and require hospitalization.
There are many reasons that infants and toddlers are prone to
Since 2007, more than 11 million cribs have been recalled as a result of safety deficiencies. If a defective or dangerous crib causes a child’s injury, there may be recourse against the crib manufacturer for the harm caused in a product liability suit. A qualified injury attorney could help.
Children are also likely to be injured in falls from the crib. The study reports that two out of every three injuries is caused by a fall from the crib. Unsupervised toddlers are likely to attempt to climb out of the crib without help and they may fall out. Injuries related to a crib fall include broken bones, head injuries
As a result of the high number of crib injuries and fatalities, there is a push to force manufacturers to alter the design of cribs