What’s the Problem?
CPSC has voted unanimously to ban the sale of all crib bumpers nationwide, according to a press release published on 3/26/20.
The agency has proposed new guidelines for the sale of any future crib bumper products, recommending a thickness of at least 2 inches for each bumper, as well as airflow requirements similar to those of mesh liners.
“Without sufficient airflow, infants can suffocate when they roll against the crib bumper and become wedged between bumper and mattress, or when the pillow-like surface of the bumper completely obstructs their mouth and nose,” CPSC said.
Crib Bumper Dangers: News4JAX Video
Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma Hit with Class Action Over Sale of Crib Bumpers
A father and son have filed a proposed class action lawsuit in the Northern District of Oklahoma alleging that Pottery Barn and parent company Williams-Sonoma have “ignor[ed] documented safety concerns” and continue to sell baby crib bumpers as “safe crib accessories” despite numerous reports of infant injuries and deaths. Additionally, the complaint states that baby bumpers were potentially involved in “at least 77 infant deaths and at least 25 non-fatal injuries” between 1985 and 2012. Plaintiffs look to certify a class of consumers across the U.S. who bought or owned any crib bumper pads made or sold by Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn or Pottery Barn Kids at any time between 2008 and the present.
Do I Have a Crib Bumpers Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Crib Bumpers Class Action Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If your child or other loved one was harmed by an allegedly defective crib bumper, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.