Children’s Consumer Goods Are Not Immune to Design Defects
Loving parents go to great extremes to provide a safe home in which their child could grow. Sadly, tragedy can strike unexpectedly when one of the children’s toys, bedding, or food inflicts an injury upon them or kills them.
Regrettably, children’s consumer goods are not immune to design defects, manufacturing defects, or companies who fail to warn parents about the dangers of using an item. Thousands of children die or sustain severe injuries each year caused by defective children’s products. Products such as inclined sleepers, chests of drawers, and even seemingly innocuous items such as wooden toys all present a risk to your child’s wellbeing.
Inclined sleepers have been identified as a substantial threat to the safety of young children. Some estimates suggest as many as 50 children have suffocated or strangled to death after being laid down in inclined sleepers. Most of the children who died were between three and six months old. The child rolled over in their sleepers and accidentally suffocated because they were not strong enough to roll back over and suffocated. Many brands of inclined sleepers have been recalled by their manufacturers, including Fisher-Price, because of the danger.
Dresser drawers also pose a substantial threat to the safety of small children. Poorly designed dressers could easily tip over and trap a small child. Consequently, furniture makers have recalled lines of the dressers to prevent further tragedy.
Many toys and other children’s gadgets also prove to be unsafe. For example, many toys are recalled by retailers and manufacturers because a small piece might break off and be a choking hazard to small children who are still young enough to put things in their mouths.
If your child died or was injured by a consumer good designed for children, you and your family could have valuable rights to bring a legal claim for financial compensation for your loss. Winning a product liability claim can help you and your family obtain answers and win justice for your baby.
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