Watch Out for Dangerous Children’s Toys
There’s nothing more memorable about the holiday season than the joy on a child’s face after opening a treasured gift. Unfortunately, excitement can turn tragic quickly if a toy or other children’s product contains a dangerous defect. Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to keeping children safe from injuries, reports that unintentional injuries are the top killer of kids in the US – and almost 100 percent of these incidents is preventable through exercise of proper caution.
As such, it’s wise to consult with an Ocala products liability lawyer if your child was injured because a product manufacturer failed to keep a dangerous, defective out of stores. You should also do your homework when shopping for kids, especially by reviewing the latest updates on children’s product recalls for 2019.
- Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper: The manufacturer recalled 44,000 units in February after receiving 17 reports of the wheels continuing to turn after the user released the accelerator pedal. No one was injured, but it’s still important to follow Fisher-Price’s direction to contact the company for a free repair.
- Midwest-CBK Baby Rattle Socks: The sound of a rattle is soothing for a baby, but these particular socks possessed a key flaw. Plastic ornaments making up the eyes on the reindeer, penguin, and other characters can detach from the fabric, presenting a potential choke hazard for children. Parents should cease using them and return them to the company for a full refund.
- Various Manufacturers of Rocking Sleepers: Fisher-Price initially recalled ALL of their Rock ‘n Play Sleepers in April due to a design defect, which resulted in infants falling out of the bed. Kids II, manufacturer of a similar product, followed suit by issuing a recall two weeks later. Dating back to 2009, more than 35 fatalities have been reported in connection with sleepers manufactured by these two companies.
- Ragdoll & Rockers Children’s Clothing: If loungewear or pajamas are on the gift list for children in your life this year, pay close attention to recalls involving flammability ratings established by the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. This particular recall, issued in September, involved all styles of sleepwear made with a designed microfiber fleece fabric.
- Ridgewood Industries Belmont Dressers: Children’s safety groups have raised awareness of the dangers of unsecured furniture, especially on taller, multiple-drawer dressers. Ridgewood recalled approximately 1 million of their four-drawer Belmont units in October because of the tip-over threat to young children, who may climb or play around them.
Consult with a Knowledgeable Ocala, FL Products Liability Attorney
At Piccin & Glynn, Attorneys at Law, we provide the legal support you need when a defective children’s product causes injuries. Our lawyers have the skills and experience to hold large manufacturers accountable when they fail to produce a safe item for vulnerable young ones. To set up a free consultation with a member of our team, please call (866) 225-6459 or visit us online. We can advise you on your remedies after reviewing your case.