Defective Children Products Comments Off on Cribs Recalled Over Excessive Lead Paint
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled cribs, furniture and accessories from Baby’s Dream that were sold in a “vintage grey paint finish” because the paint exceeds federal lead limits.
According to news reports, the manufacturer voluntarily recalled the baby cribs because the paint had lead in it, exceeding federal lead limits. If ingested lead can cause serious adverse health effects.
Baby’s Dream Furniture Inc. has recalled about 4,600 units of cribs and other furniture manufactured in Chile between March 2014 and March 2015.
The company will exchange the products that cost between $100 and $1,000.
If you own one of these cribs, please contact the manufacturers to exchange the product.
The Dangers of Lead
In 1978, the federal government banned lead paint. Dust from lead paint can cause lead poisoning, which has been linked to development delays, abdominal pain, hearing loss and other health problems in young children.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 4 million households in the United States have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.
There are about half a million U.S. children ages 1 to 5 with blood lead levels about 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which CDC recommends that public health actions be initiated.
Lead poisoning can be difficult to detect. Some of the signs and symptoms of lead poisoning among children may include:
- Developmental delays
- Learning difficulties
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
- Hearing loss
- Sluggishness or fatigue
What You Can Do
If you believe that your child is showing symptoms of lead poisoning, it is important to get medical attention right away. Your child needs to be tested and given the necessary treatment.
If your child has suffered lead poisoning as the result of a defective product, you can also seek compensation from the product manufacturer by filing a product liability claim.
You may be able to seek compensation for damages including all medical expenses, cost of testing and treatment, future losses and pain and suffering.
The best product defect law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.