The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun an investigation into strangulation by mesh netting placed over cribs, ‘to keep toddlers safe.” Apparently, more than 10 deaths have been reported, due to strangulation, entanglement or inverting the canopy according to recent investigations. Many more injuries, some quite severe, have also been reported.
Parents are depending upon manufacturers to develop products that are safe for our children. Unfortunately, there is little governance in this area and companies that do manufacture the products may not have even conducted one safety study. As California product liability personal injury attorneys, our experience with such manufacturers is that little or no research is conducted before design and manufacture of such products.
Therefore it is important to read about the products and research complaints about them yourself. The internet is a good source of information, as is the US consumer Product Safety web site. Many blogs exist about products offered in the market place and there are opportunities to read personal experiences about specific names of products. Also read the literature about the product before purchasing it, to make sure the company outlines the safety studies they have conducted.
Naturally if you have suffered from such a tragedy in California, you should have a California product liability and personal injury attorney investigate the company, the product and its safety record. Call us for a confidential and free discussion on your incident at 1 888 752-7474 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.