It is almost to be expected considering their energy and reckless lifestyle, but when a fall hazard is created by a defective toy or other child product in North Carolina or elsewhere it becomes a serious matter.
Consumers have a right to feel safe and free from harm while using new products so when manufacturers or retailers fall short of providing safe products it is up to them to be liable for damages or any injuries sustained in a fall accident.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced several child product recalls due to fall hazards recently. Our defective product injury attorneys in Gastonia, Hickory and Asheville agree that fall hazards are dangerous because they often lead to serious injuries such as broken bones, concussions, lacerations, and deep contusions that can not only be painful but costly in treating them. If your child has sustained an injury from a fall, have a personal injury law firm help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Recent fall hazard recalls in child products include:
- Pacific Cycle Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Set: This product is sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide so anyone purchasing a unit from January 2011 through May 2011 should stop using the product immediately due to a fall hazard. There have been five reported bruising incidents related to the sling-style swing seats breaking while being used. Dangerous models include model number 22-PS340 with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA which can be located in the owner’s manual of your purchased unit.
- Radio Flyer Scoot ‘n Zoom: This product has been recalled due to a tip-over fall hazard when a child is riding the toy. There have been ten reported incidents to date which caused teeth to be loosened or removed and chin lacerations requiring medical attention. Consumers can contact Radio Flyer for a full refund or replacement product but should not allow children to ride any models with number 711 found molded on the bottom of the toy. Products have been sold between August 2010 through August 2011 at Walmart, Amazon.com, Target.com and other retailers.
- Target Step Stools with Storage: The number of recalled units has grown to 341,000 from a previous recall announced in early August. Several reported incidents have indicated that product users have fallen under the collapse of the product while using them. Fourteen children have been injured along with several adults and users age unknown which have led to serious injuries which include a fractured hip and pelvis, fractured wrists, bruising and scrapes. Anyone purchasing a unit from January 2007 through October 2010 from Target.com or Target stores nationwide should stop using the product and return the item for a full refund at any Target store.
- phil&teds USA Table-Top Clip-on Chair: This defective product has caused several fall and pinching accidents in small children. The chairs detach from surfaces when a clamp pad is worn or missing. Children are often subject to pinching when their fingers get caught between the clamping mechanism and the bar. It has also been reported that the user’s manual is insufficient leading to several incidents of product misuse. Defective units have been sold in person at Toys R Us, Target and Buy Buy Baby, as well as, online at philandteds.com, Amazon.com and other online retailers from May 2006 to May 2011. Reported injuries have included children’s fingers being pinched, crushed, amputated and lacerated, as well as, other reports of bruising. Consumers can contact phil&teds for a repair kit and new user instructions but should cease in using the chair until repair is completed.
If you want to report a defective toy or adult product, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772.
If you or your child has been injured by a defective product, contact the injury lawyers at the Lee Law Offices, P.A for a free no-obligation appointment to discuss your claim. Call 1-800-887-1965 today.
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