Posted on: June 20, 2011
Retailers are running out of time to sell drop-side side.
The Consumer Protection Safety Commission last year to ban cribs with a traditional drop side in the United States. The ban is to address the high number of infant deaths in connection with the cribs
The mandate declares more than 100,000 cribs must be thrown away, unless they are sold by June 28. Retailers must sell the affected cribs by the mandatory deadline. Institutions such as child-care facilities and homes, along with hotels, are particularly feeling the burden of this deadline. Many cribs are not being sold and some commissioners have voted in favor of extending the date.
“Although some have argued that our treatment of childcare facilities, places of public accommodation, and now rental companies is inconsistent with the Commission’s decision to not allow retailers more time to sell noncompliant inventory, this argument ignores a clear distinction between these two groups that was key in my decision to allow these service providers an extended compliance date,” according to news reports.
From November 2007 to April 2010, there have been 36 deaths associated with the drop side crib designs from infants becoming entrapped and suffocating.
As a Beaufort personal injury attorney , I think it’s about time this dangerous crib design has been phased out. I have reported about these crib recalls in the past, and I’m surprised we are still using these dangerous cribs. I urge you to stop using these drop side cribs to ensure child safety.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Beaufortwho can help.