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Safety Matters: Defective Cribs Call for Crack Down from Safety Commission

Throughout the career of an experienced Detroit personal injury lawyer, one is likely to represent individuals who have sustained severe personal injury due to defective products that malfunction or break. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking strides to battle products proven defective, specifically, baby cribs. And, as seen with the federal crack down on the Toyota recalls, the government is not wasting any time investigating potentially dangerous products and recalling them.

Since September 2007, the CPSC has recalled over six million cribs due to various violations of safety requirements. Many of the personal injury reports stated that product deficiency accidents have occurred due to drop sides, issues with the hardwood or wooden slats. As a result, health care advocates and personal injury lawyers have pushed for more strict federal requirements concerning the durability of wood, in terms of strength and quality.

Chairman of the CPSC, Inez Tenenbaum announced today that her organization is taking a firm stance against defective equipment. In 2008, legislation was passed stating that the Consumer Product Safety Commission must generate a database that will make all complaints of personal injury due to deficient products public. Looking forward, Tenenbaum maintains that she will push the issue of making more strict requirements governing crib manufacturing, assuring the public that her agency will have new standards for the product this year. Already in 2010, Tenenbaum has initiated a “Safe Sleep” program for babies and toddlers that will help recalls become more widely publicized and occur quickly.

Deficient product accidents are devastating and can have irreversible consequences. It is especially important that parents of small children make sure that their crib is approved for use and not on any recall list. If you or a loved one has been victim of a personal injury as a result of a deficient product, a Detroit personal injury attorney will be able to answer all of the questions that you undoubtedly have. Seeking an experienced personal injury lawyer can provide you with the best legal advice and legal representation for your case.