Using an heirloom crib is an idea that you may have considered for your child or maybe thought that it was a cute idea, but are they safe?
The fact is heirloom cribs will not meet all of the current safety standards and may also be in disrepair. Sometimes, the damages to the crib are not immediately seen. It is suggested that you actually is to avoid any crib that was made before 2000. Another safety tip in purchasing your crib is to make sure you buy the mattress at the same time you purchase the crib to ensure a snug fit. If you can fit two fingers in between the mattress and the crib, then the mattress is too small and therefore will be unsafe for your baby.
Another problem with heirloom cribs is that they may be coated with lead-base paint. This actually could also be an issue in newer cribs as well so it is crucial that before purchasing any crib you check to see if it is on recall.
50 babies die every year from suffocation or from being strangled due to broken cribs or a design flaw in older cribs, and many more are injured. Although heirloom cribs may seem like a good idea, it is a gamble on your child’s safety that you do not want to take.
If you have lost a loved one because of a crib accident you need help. Our Toledo, Ohio wrongful death lawyers can help you through this difficult time. They will work with you and get you the settlement you deserve. Call us at 800.637.8170 to request your free copy of The Ohio Wrongful Death Book and schedule your free, no obligation consultation.