Defective Product in South Carolina Increasing Risks of Unintentional Poisonings

Every day, there are more and more recalls affecting the very products in our own homes. Oftentimes these recalls go unnoticed and the dangers continue to lurk in our households. A lot of these recalls warn us of some serious risks for child injury in Winston-Salem and elsewhere.

It’s important for parents to stay on top of the latest recall product lists to help keep everyone safe in the household. A good way to stay up to date is to visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s website and sign up for email or text message updates regarding the latest recalls. Staying in the know helps to keep your family safe!
One of the most recent recalls to make headlines across the U.S. was the recall of the Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks that are imported by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc. These locks don’t do their jobs. While they’re supposed to help keep small children out of cabinets and keep them away from dangerous and hazardous products, they’re not holding up. They work by securing the handles or knobs of your cabinet to keep the doors shut and keep the items inside safely away from children, according to The Washington Post.

Our North Carolina defective product lawyers understand that parents rely on these kinds of products and locks to keep dangerous items away from children and pets. These dangerous and hazardous products include medications, household cleaners, etc. When these products get into the hands of children, results can be deadly. One of the most common results is poisonings. That’s why us parents purchase these products and expect them to work!

Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks:

-The items were sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond, online and retail stores nationwide from 2004 to 2012.

-They worked by wrapping around the knobs and the handles of cabinets to prevent children from opening them.

-The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock.

-It’s been proven that children can disengage the cabinet locks and can get into cabinets to potentially access to contents within.

-There have been 200 incidents reports filed.

-There have been nearly five reports of child poisonings.

At this time, we would like to remind parents about the dangers associated with hazardous products within the household and with accidental child poisonings. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there are nearly 100,000 children every year who visit the emergency room because of accidental poisonings. Parents and guardians are urged to take the proper safety precautions and keep these items completely out of the reach of children. Talk to them about what each item is and how it’s dangerous. Your supervision, preparation and responsibility can help to keep them safe.

Contact the defective product accident lawyers at Lee Law Offices, P.A. if your family is dealing with injury by a product that you bought online or in a retail store. We offer free consultations to injured consumers in North and South Carolina. Call 1-800-887-1965 to speak to an injury attorney today.

More Blog Entries:

North Carolina Shoppers Can Check Consumer Group’s Website for Defective, Recalled Products, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, December 20, 2011

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