Consumers typically buy products assuming that they are safe and effective to use. However, in some cases, defective products may lead to injury or death, leaving manufacturers to issue a recall. People in Tennessee who have bought and used a defective product that caused injury or death have the right to file civil claims.
Drop-side cribs are one product that has been banned by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. A recall was made nearly 10 years ago on this product, as a defect in the design has allegedly led to thousands of injuries and a number of infant deaths. The danger to a child's safety results when hardware in the crib slips or breaks. This then opens up the possibility of the child falling into a gap where he or she may be trapped.
Having been banned since 2011, these cribs should no longer be produced or sold. Crib manufacturers have been working to create alternatives without defect. Possible defects that could occur for this product include design or manufacturing defects and failure to warn defects.
Those who have purchased a crib or other product with a defect may have the right to file a product liability claim. If the faulty design of a product could have been reasonably avoided by using another design, filing this claim can be beneficial for the consumer. Seasoned Tennessee lawyers can guide and assist victims of injury or death resulting from defective products. If successfully litigated, these claims may result in financial compensation for the product or any medical expenses that the family may have incurred as a result.
Source: FindLaw, "Drop-Side Cribs", Accessed on May 23, 2017