The number of toy-related recalls is on the rise.
In 1997, there were less than 141,500 of these recalls. That number jumped to more than 255,000 in 2001.
Each year, there are more than 25 infants who are killed because of crib-related deaths. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to keep an eye on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s (CPSC) recall list and work to make sure that none of these items are in your household. Knowledge is key in preventing these kinds of accidents, injuries and fatalities.
Our North Carolina defective product attorneys understand that there are new recalls released each and every day. Parents should not only check the recall list frequently, but they should urge their loved ones to do so as well. Children might be some of the most vulnerable in these situations as they’re not able to easily spot these dangers. Help to keep them safe and everyone else in your home safe by staying up to date with this info!
Categories of Defective Product Claims:
-Failure to Warn Consumers.
Latest Children Defect Product Recalls:
PeaPod Travel Tents by KidCo Recalled:
More than 200,000 of these tents have been recalled by KidCo because the children can just roll off of the edge of the inflatable mattress and can get stuck between the fabric sides and the mattress. This serves as a serious entrapment and suffocation hazard. There was already a fatality reported. There were also 9 reports filed in Canada. If you have one of these tents, please contact the company at (855) 847-8600 for a free repair kit.
Double Dazzler Light Show Toys Recalled by Imagine Nation Books:
There were close to 2,000 Double Dazzler Light Shows recalled by Imagine Nation Books, of Louisville, Colorado. What can happen is the batteries in the toys can overheat and serve as a serious burn hazard to children. There have already been 5 overheating incidents reported. If your child has one of these toys, take it from them immediately and call the company at (800) 917-0213 for a full refund.
Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets Recalled by Dorel Juvenile Group:
Close to 100,000 of these bassinets were recalled by Dorel Juvenile Group, of Columbus, Indiana. What can happen is that the bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed. This can allow the bassinet to tip to one side and cause child to roll to the side of the bassinet– serving as a serious suffocation danger. There have already been 17 reports filed to the company. If you have one of these bassinets, call the company at (877) 416-0165 for a free repair kit.
Contact the Asheville defective product attorneys at Lee Law Offices, P.A. if you or someone close to you has been injured by a defective product. We offer free consultations to injured consumers in the Carolinas. Call 1-800-887-1965 to speak to an injury lawyer today.
More Blog Entries:
CPSC Recall List & Your Child’s Risk of a Defective Product Injury, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, September 26, 2012
Defective Products in Asheville and Elsewhere Making Headlines!, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, May 26, 2012