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Crib Bumpers: Texas Baby Product Defect Attorney Discusses Crib Bumper Dangers
There is nothing more precious to Texas parents than welcoming a newborn baby into the world, and keeping it as safe as possible. Parents vaccinate their children and take them to the pediatrician on a regular basis to keep them well and happy. Parents baby proof the entire house, put their children into approved car seats and consider safety in all purchases. The one place many parents figure their child is safest is in the crib where they sleep.
One thing some parents do in an attempt to make their baby safe is to place a crib bumper around the inside of the crib with the belief that it may prevent injury if their baby rolls into the wooden sides. Unfortunately, several studies and investigative reports in recent years have demonstrated that the crib bumpers themselves are unsafe.
What Harm Can an Unsafe Crib Bumper Cause?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009 alone, 665 babies died from “accidental suffocation of strangulation while in bed,” and a significant number of those came from the use of crib bumpers. Due to a baby’s lack of strength and motor development, it is possible for infants to roll into a crib bumper to choke, or become suffocated or even strangled.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a warning to parents about crib bumpers, saying that crib bumpers can be dangerous and should never be used. A warning from the Attorney General of Illinois echoed that of the pediatricians. Such organizations such as Kids in Danger, the American SIDS Institute and the Canadian Health Department have all issued warnings to parents to not use crib bumpers. At first, the Consumer Product Safety Commission ignored the evidence and failed to issue guidelines, but they have recently begun their own investigation into the problem with crib bumpers as a part of a broader crackdown on a number of baby sleep products.
Speak to a Child Product Injury Attorney Today
If your child has been injured or has died, and you believe their baby crib bumper was a cause of this injury, contact the San Antonio Child Product Injury Lawyer at Hill Law Firm today. The San Antonio, Texas Baby Product Defect Attorney at Hill Law Firm has experience in handling Defective Baby Crib Bumpers cases. The attorney at Hill Law Firm has worked with experts regarding unsafe baby crib bumpers to investigate and prosecute cases against the makers of crib bumpers. If your child has been injured or killed by a defective baby product, call the Texas Baby Product Defect Attorney at Hill Law Firm today.