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Are there dangerous and defective products in your home that may endanger your infant children? One of the best ways to find out is by keeping updated on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, product injuries lawyer Keith T. Belt says.
New safety rules take effect in the United States next week that will ban the manufacture and sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the ban on the popular cribs late last year amid growing evidence they had played a role in the suffocation or strangulation deaths of dozens of infants over the past decade.
But hotels, motels and daycare centers in the country can continue to use drop-side rail cribs for another 18 months. Parents with small children should take steps, when traveling and checking into a hotel or motel, to ensure precautions are taken if utilizing a crib with drop-side rails. After Dec. 28, 2012, those businesses must switch to cribs that comply with the tougher new federal standards.
The new rules, the first change in U.S. crib standards in 30 years, also require manufacturers to make mattress supports and hardware used in cribs stronger and more durable and to subject their products to more rigorous safety testing.
If you or a loved one were injured by a faulty product, call the product injury lawyers from Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. at (205) 933-1500 or use our online form. We offer a case evaluation free of charge and are ready to help you obtain full compensation for your losses. With offices in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, and Montgomery, our product liability attorneys will quickly travel to investigate your case.