Our children are our greatest treasures. They make us smile, laugh, and appreciate life more than anyone else can. This is the reason that we try so hard to protect the next generation and it is also the reason why it is so tormenting to read about product failures that lead to children being harmed or killed.
The switch to bunk beds for young children is often a difficult decision for parents. After all, a child falling the distance from the top bunk to the floor in the middle of the night could be devastating. Fortunately, today’s bunk beds are well equipped to manage this fear. The inclusion of standard rails on either side of the top bunk make it much easier for parents to sleep soundly, knowing that a child rolling over won’t have to end in disaster.
It was that peace of mind that other parents were enjoying when American Woodcrafters released news regarding two reported cases of the guardrails cracking. The broken rail didn’t just increase the chances of falling over the side of the bed while asleep. Children on the bottom bunk were also at greater risk because the cracked rail, in two cases, resulted in the mattress and supporting structure collapsing.
The furniture, which sold for between six hundred and one thousand dollars at retailers nationwide is considered very dangerous, though no serious injuries have been reported thus far. Parents who have invested in the American Woodcrafters twin-over-twin or twin-over-double bunk beds should immediately stop using the beds and call the recall hotline.
For parents who have seen their children suffer injury as a result of product malfunction, attorneys are armed with the knowledge needed to get proper compensation. This can cover any medical expenses and also assist with associated lost wages. However, waiting too long after the accident can drastically reduce the chances of receiving paid damages.