When a parent purchases a product for their child, they expect a certain level of assurance that the product is safe for use. Every parent wants to protect his or her child from harm. For that reason, many parents, when purchasing a product for their child, conduct outside research to ensure that the product is not dangerous. Yet even some of the most trusted brands of child products may prove to be hazardous.
Each year, millions of products intended for the use of children/infants are sold to a consumer and are later recalled. Unfortunately, by the time a company decides or is forced to recall a dangerous or defective product, someone has likely already been injured or killed as a result.
Why Do Companies Issue Crib Recalls?
When a company sells a product to the public and it is later determined that the product is defective or unsafe, the product should be recalled. The company may decide to voluntarily recall the hazardous product or a company may be forced to recall a hazardous product by a government agency - such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
While children may be injured by many products intended for their use, such as toys, high chairs, bottles, strollers, etc., one product that has caused an especially large number of child injuries/death is cribs. Since 2000, at least 32 deaths have been caused by drop side cribs.
Drop Side Cribs Deemed Unsafe by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
In December of 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission declared a ban on the sale of drop side cribs in the United States due to the growing number of injuries and deaths caused by the product. As a result of the ban and increasing pressure from advocacy groups, numerous manufacturers announced a recall of millions of drop side cribs. Recently, the following companies have announced a crib recall:
- Jenny Lind Drop-Side Crib - Distributed by Evenflo, Inc.
- Delta Drop Side Cribs
- Bonavita (Baby Italia and ISSI Cribs) - Manufactured by LaJobbi, Inc.
- Jardine Drop Side Cribs - Imported by Toys R' Us
- Million Dollar Baby Cribs
- Child Craft Brand Stationary-Side Cribs
The entire current crib recall list is available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Crib Recall Lawsuits
Cribs can cause an array of injuries or may even take the life of a child. If a child is injured or killed by a defective baby/child product, the manufacturer of that product can be held liable for harm caused by the defect. In addition, the manufacturer can be held liable for failing to warn the consumer of the danger of the product under certain circumstances.
Crib Recall lawsuits involve complex legal questions relating to products liability. If your child has been harmed by a crib, it is often in your best interests to hire an experienced products liability attorney to handle your case.
Crib Recall & Crib Injury Victim Representation at The Law Firm of Altman & Altman
With over 40 years of legal experience, the Massachusetts Products Liability Law Firm of Altman & Altman has handled thousands of cases with great success. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.
At Altman & Altman, we understand the emotional and financial stress that accompanies an injury or death caused by an unsafe crib. Our dedicated team of MA Crib Recall Attorneys will handle every aspect of your products liability lawsuit and will answer all of your legal questions. The crib recall lawyers at Altman & Altman will fight to get you and your family the justice and compensation that you deserve.
The skilled crib recall attorneys at Altman & Altman will assess the liability of all parties involved in the manufacturing and sale of the crib that injured or killed your loved one. The law firm of Altman & Altman has the necessary resources to take on large companies and will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Our firm will hire product and medical experts in order to build your products liability case.
If your child or a loved one has been injured by a crib, please do not hesitate to contact the Massachusetts Crib Recall Law Firm of Altman & Altman to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced products liability attorneys.
NO FEE CHARGED UNLESS SUCCESSFUL - Our firm handles crib recall cases on a contingency fee basis, we do not charge you a fee unless we recover.