Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer Warns of Defective Cribs
Many manufacturers have been held accountable over the years for their defective products that have caused injuries. Although every injury that could have been avoidable is a serious matter, child injuries are some of the worst injuries that occur due to defective products. One example of this is when a defective crib has been released into the market.
Although manufacturers are supposed to make sure their products (such as cribs) are safe before being sold in stores, some companies cut corners, fail to do the proper testing, or have a defect in manufacturing or design.
When a crib is poorly designed or manufactured, serious injuries could occur, including:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Bumps and bruises
- Fall injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
Sadly, there have been many infant deaths that have been caused because the proper materials in a crib weren’t used, the design was defective, or the manufacturing was faulty. Because too many child injuries or fatalities have occurred through the years due to defective cribs, parents need to be aware of the below crib design elements for the safety of their children:
- Stability – It is important to make sure the crib is stable so that the crib will not collapse when the infant is in it.
- Missing parts – It is critical that the crib not have missing slats or other parts so that a child cannot get trapped between the slats.
- Mattress – The mattress in the crib should be tight-fitting so that the child cannot get trapped between the mattress and the side of the crib.
If you believe a manufacturer is guilty of producing a defective product in Florida, please call a Fort Myers personal injury lawyer at Chalik & Chalik at (888) 539-5297 for a free consultation today and find out if you can hold the company liable for the injuries your child suffered.