Baby Cribs, Car Seats & Carriers

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Cribs, car seats and baby carriers can be hazardous to your child's health if they are poorly designed or used improperly. Statistics show that over 12,000 babies are injured and 50 die each year in crib accidents alone. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates cribs, car seats and baby carriers; however, some dangerous products still remain on the market. In 1999 the CPSC recalled or ordered corrective actions to be taken on 2 brands of cribs and 5 baby carriers. The 2 cribs were voluntarily recalled because of improper crib construction and slat spacing. A total of 16,500 units distributed were recalled.

The CPSC is also concerned about the safety of so-called "baby bath seats." These products are seats that attach to the bottom of a bathtub through the use of suction cups. The CPSC reports that over the last 20 years nearly 80 babies have died while using baby bath seats. Accidents with these seats tend to occur when the suction cups fail, allowing the seat to overturn, thereby submerging the child. The CPSC recommends that parents closely monitor their child's use of such seats.

If your child has been seriously injured or killed in a crib, car seat, baby carrier, baby bath seat, or other product it may be important for you to contact an attorney who can help you protect your child's legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

Attorneys associated with InjuryBoard.com will evaluate your case free of charge. In addition, you will not pay any fees or costs unless your attorney recovers money for you. Please click on the free Ask An Attorney button to take advantage of this valuable service.



See Also

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  3. Graco Children's Products Car Seats
  4. Shield-Style Car Seats
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  6. Breathing: Overview
  7. Broken Bones: Overview
  8. Bruises: Overview
  9. Dislocation: Overview
  10. Drowning: Overview
  11. Head & Brain Injury
  12. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  13. Mouth & Dental Disorders: Overview
  14. Scars: Overview
  15. Spinal Cord Injury
  16. Wounds: Overview
  17. Baby Cribs, Car Seats & Carriers: Frequently Asked Questions
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