It’s vital that parents are aware of the dangers of rocking chairs. Many parents use adult rocking chairs for sitting in whilst they feed their babies. Rocking chairs can be very comfortable and serve a variety of purposes, but they can also be dangerous, especially where young children are concerned. Children have an innate desire to explore their environments and are fascinated by the world around them. This can result in them climbing on furniture that poses hazards including rocking chairs. Let’s take a look at some of the main dangers of rocking chairs right now.
The dangers of rocking chairs and children
Rocking chairs can fall on children if they are allowed to play with them. Some children even use rocking chairs to reach other items, standing on them to gain access to whatever it is that has attracted their interest. Children can easily fall from rocking chairs and sustain significant injuries if they are permitted to stand on rocking chairs. These chairs can fall on top of children, can cause them to plummet to the ground and the mechanisms at the bottom of them can hurt their fingers.
Parents are advised to use chair locks which will stop children from moving the chairs. You should never fall asleep when holding a baby in a rocking or glider chair as your baby could slide off you or suffocate. SIDS is also linked to people falling asleep whilst holding babies. Always read the instructions that come with your chair before you start to use it to avoid the dangers of rocking chairs.
If you or your child have come to harm due to a fault with a rocking chair, we may be able to help you claim compensation. Many rocking chairs have had to be recalled in the past because of faults. We have an excellent track record when it comes to helping people get compensation for injuries resulting from faulty products including rocking chairs, and you are more than welcome to contact us at any point if you do have any queries about how the claiming process works. We always assign the right kind of solicitor to you too, which means if you are making a claim because of a rocking chair, the legal professional working with you will have vast experience of faulty product-related claims.
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Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice