Defective High Chairs, Cribs, and Bassinets Lawyer
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Each year, thousands of children suffer serious injuries due to defective products. Alarmingly, these incidents are on the rise.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that there were over 66,000 injuries to children under age five from cribs, high chairs, and child walkers in 2006. This represented an 11% increase from the previous year. Head injuries accounted for approximately 42% of the total.
There were 241 infant deaths between 2001 and 2004. Of these, 40% involved cribs. The most common cause of infant death in cribs was due to the child getting trapped between the railings and suffocating.
The products most commonly associated with infant injuries are:
- Infant carriers
- Car seats
- High chairs
Simplicity Bassinet Recall
Over 900,000 bassinets made by Simplicity, Inc. have been recalled in 2008. The recall involved 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets. Three infants have died from a defect in this bassinet.
A Velcro strap needs to be fastened when converting the bassinet into a sleeper. If this is not done correctly, a baby can get trapped between the bassinet's metal bars and suffocate. The bassinet's metal bars are spaced farther apart than federal crib safety specifications dictate, resulting in these tragic injuries.
Simplicity, Inc. has a history of defective products. In 2007, one million cribs made by Simplicity and Graco (previously owned by Simplicity, Inc.) were recalled after three babies died of suffocation. The recall was for cribs sold in the United States between 1998 and May 2007. In June 2007, Simplicity recalled 40,000 Nursery in a Box cribs and in December 2005, they recalled 104,000 Aspen 3-in-1 cribs (made by Graco).
If you own any of these products, stop using them immediately until you find out whether your child's crib or bassinet is part of one of these recalls.
If your child has been injured as a result of a defective product, you may be entitled to collect damages. An experienced defective consumer product lawyer can help you recover what you rightfully deserve.
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