Most parents are cautious when it comes to purchasing products for their children. However that apprehension is often not enough to determine if dangers to their children are hidden in the products they purchase. It is not only toys that can be hazardous but products that are actually designed for child safety.
Kidsafe.org a website that lists recalled, defective children’s products, shows an average of 25 recalled products every month. These range from the obviously dangerous, like a folding trampoline, to products designed for the child’s protection, such as car seats. Parents can check to see if products they are considering or have already purchased are listed. Unfortunately hundreds of thousands of children are injured each year due to defective products. In 2010 over 80,000 children under the age of five, were treated for injuries in the emergency room as a result of injuries associated with nursery products.
Commonly Recalled Children’s Products
There is always a possibility of any children’s product being defective, despite stringent safety regulations. The regulations for infants and toddlers products are even stricter due to the vulnerability of these age groups. Here are some of the products that are likely to be recalled.
- Infant carriers and car seats
- Cribs and mattresses
- High chairs
- Strollers and carriages
- Gates and barriers
- Clothing and jewelry
- Bottle warmers
The first four categories in the above list were associated with 67 percent of the injuries to children.
Types of Injuries from Defective Children’s Products
Children are injured from falls more than any other accident. Falls from high chairs, bunk beds, down stairs, from bikes, trikes and other riding toys, top the list. Injuries to the head and face were the most common in the form of abrasions and contusions. Other types of injuries associated with defective children’s products are:
- Choking – Common in younger children from detachable toy parts, clothing buttons, snaps and jewelry.
- Poisoning – Lead, chromium and other toxic substances may be present in toy and furniture finishes from overseas.
- Head Entrapment
- Suffocation and Asphyxiation
- Flammable Material Burns
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brian Injury
- Internal Organ Damage
- Eye Injury
- Hearing Injury – Caused by loud noises
- Drowning – Bath Seats and Bassinettes are associated with the greatest number of children’s drowning deaths
If Your Child Was Injured
Product recalls occur due to one of two circumstances. The manufacturer, distributor or retailer, discovers the defect and voluntary recall is initiated; or injuries occur prompting the recall. It is far too often that children become the victims of a defective product before a recall is issued. If your child was injured due to the use of a defective children’s product, you can hold the manufacturer or distributor of that product responsible for your child’s injury or death. Retaining an experienced product liability attorney is the first step toward receiving the compensation to which you and your child are entitled.
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Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA is an experienced Florida product liability law firm that has successfully represented countless clients whose loved ones were injured due to the negligence of a product manufacturer or seller. If your child was injured or lost their life due to a defective children’s product, contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today at 727-451-6900. There is no charge to speak with an experienced product liability attorney for an evaluation of your case.
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