When a Baby Crib Recall Highlights Dangerous Children’s Products in Texas (Part A)

If the news of any baby crib recall caught your attention, you're probably concerned about whether you have any dangerous or defective products in your home. When defective products cause serious injuries to your child, you should speak with an attorney who has a thorough understanding of Texas product liability law.

If it can be determined that a manufacturer, distributor or retailer was negligent, you may be able to file a claim to recover damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If a dangerous product led to the death of your child, you may be able to recover wrongful death benefits.

Although it's not uncommon to assume children's products are safe, many child product recalls - cribs, beds, walkers - are proof that they are not. When these products are manufactured defectively, they can lead to serious or fatal harm.

Child Product Recalls: Defects in Children's Furniture

In the past several years, the dangers of drop-side cribs have been highlighted, and many of them have been the subject of a baby crib recall. These kinds of cribs were eventually banned. Drop-side cribs can no longer be manufactured, and it is against the law to buy, sell or donate them. Be mindful of this when shopping at a secondhand store or placing your child in a daycare center.

The problem with drop-side cribs is that their design can cause entrapment, which has led to suffocations and strangulations. However, the faulty design of drop-side cribs is just one example of a dangerous product. Other defects in children's furniture that could have a tragic outcome include:
  • instability;
  • sharp edges;
  • loose screws;
  • lead paint; and
  • missing hardware.

Because it can be very difficult to prove liability because of all parties involved, you should contact an attorney experienced in Texas product liability law. An attorney can sort out issues of negligence and help you take the necessary steps toward legal recourse.

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