Toddler Strangles on Crib Cornerpost

A 22 month old female was found dead hanging in a nightwear garment on the outside of her crib. The child apparently climbed out of the crib but when her clothing caught on the cornerpost of the crib, she could not lower herself to the floor nor climb back into the crib. Cause of death established as accidental strangulations.

Hampton, Virginia
June 26, 1993

Crib cornerposts can catch clothes, necklaces and strings.

Never put anything on a child that can catch on a knob.

Inspect all used cribs for knobs and cornerposts.

Over 10,000 babies are treated in Hospital Emergency Rooms for crib related injuries each year.

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