No one gives a child a toy, a medication or anything else with the expectation that the product will cause injuries. Unfortunately, not all products are manufactured, designed and labeled correctly, which leads to a number of accidents and fatalities each year.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists five children’s products that have been recalled so far this month due to potential hazards. Here they are:
- October 1 – DaVinci cribs by Bexco are recalled because their metal brackets could break. If they do, the infant could roll into the resulting gap and suffocate. He or she could also fall or suffer lacerations.
- October 7 – All-terrain vehicles for youth are recalled by BRP because the fuel filters have the potential to break or leak. This can lead to fires and burn injuries.
- October 8 – Wooden highchairs by Safety 1st are recalled due to removable trays. If a child removes the tray, he or she could fall out of the highchair and get injured.
- October 20 – Denim pants by Golden Horse are recalled due to the potential of the zippers falling off. Children could choke on the zipper pulls.
- October 21 – Adhesive remover manufactured by Krud Kutter is recalled because bottles are not child-resistant and are incorrectly labeled. The liquid is poisonous, so if a child swallows it, it could be fatal.
Of course, these are only the products recalled thus far in October. Many more have been recalled in prior months, and many more will likely be pulled from the shelves in the future.
If you believe your child may have been injured by a dangerous or defective toy or other product, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer who can advise you about your legal rights and options.