For parents of infants in Texas and across the nation, there are certain products -- such as cribs and strollers -- that are essentially must-have items. Mothers and fathers may assume that these baby items go through rigorous testing to ensure their safety for babies, as a dangerous product may prove serious or even fatal to a very young child. Unfortunately, manufacturers seem all too frequently a bit lax in this regard, as every year over 66,000 young children end up in the emergency room after accidents involving dangerous products.
A recent study by Nationwide Children's Hospital found that 80 percent of their ER visits involved babies falling out of items such as strollers, infant carriers and the like. Many of the accidents resulted in concussions and head injuries, which can be especially dangerous for infants. Indeed, items such as baby carriers and cribs are more frequently recalled than any other children's products.