Fall Hazards Common in Recalled Children’s Products

Fall hazards are a problem in some baby and children’s products. It is in many cases the reason that a product is recalled; such is the case with Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers. Available in three different models, the support bars are at risk of failing. When this happens, the car seat could fall and the child could be injured.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received 47 reports of incidences where the car seat adaptor has fallen. So far there have only been two reports of injuries. This includes bruising to the infant’s toes and head.

The adaptors were manufactured between April 1, 2012 and September 20, 2012. The CPSC urges all consumers to immediately stop using them and contact Baby Jogger to order replacement support bars at no charge.

Filing a Claim against a Manufacturer When a Child is Seriously Injured by a Defective Product 

Strollers, car seats, and highchairs are just some examples of products commonly associated with fall hazards. When the product or parts on it malfunction, wear out or break, there is the potential for a child to fall and sustain serious injuries. If this happens, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Sometimes parents may include other parties in a claim, including: 

  • retailers;
  • distributors;
  • wholesalers; and
  • others involved in the chain of distribution.

In order to file a claim, however, there are certain elements that claimants must establish. Defects could include a range of problems such as not warning about a potential hazard, not including adequate instructions and a flaw in the design of the product. Claimants must also establish that the defect caused injuries and damages.

Talk to a lawyer at Gacovino, Lake & Associates to go over your case and for help establishing manufacturer liability. Call us at 800-246-4878 to set up a consultation.

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