Oakland Injury Alert: Drop Side Cribs Banned
Over the past several months, I have written about the dangers of injuries to children caused by drop side cribs. Finally, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned these dangerous products. At least 32 infant deaths are attributable to the dangerous cribs and they are the suspected cause of death in at least 14 other cases.
Drop side cribs are dangerous because the drop side rails can become detached. When this occurs, the baby may be trapped between the mattress and the side of the crib causing the infant to be injured or suffocated. The CPSC also announced new standards for cribs which require that the cribs have fixed sides. It is considered to be one of the strongest standards in the world.
As an Oakland personal injury attorney, I advocated for a ban on these dangerous products which can cause serious injuries or death to our children. See “Pottery Barn Pulls Drop Side Cribs: Infant Safety Must Come First.” I am glad to say that the CPSC has made the right decision in taking these defective products off the market.
Associated Press, After dozens of deaths, drop-side cribs outlawed, December 15, 2010