Product Liability and Recall News: Risks to Children
The Hayes Firm brings you information regarding liability news and recent recalls of children’s products and toys. When safety issues arise after these products are sold, it is important for parents to have access to the information and remove the products in order to avoid dangerous situations and injuries to children such as choking, poisoning, and burns.
Child Safety Risk: Liquid Laundry Pods
While this is not product intended for use by children, we must include it because of the high rate of children’s emergency incidents it has caused. Liquid laundry pods pose a poisoning risk to children. The detergent inside the pods is highly concentrated and extremely dangerous if swallowed or makes contact with skin or eyes. Studies report that children are attracted to this product because of the bright colors that resemble candy.
Over 6,000 situations of children and liquid laundry pods were reported to the poison control center during the first half of 2015. At least one child was intubated and airlifted to intensive care after biting into this product. Consumer Reports no longer recommends liquid laundry pods due to these safety concerns. Some manufacturers are currently considering plans for safer designs.
While an official recall has not yet been announced, parents are urged to take precautions when keeping liquid laundry pods in their home. If your child has been injured due to contact or ingestion of liquid laundry pods or any other dangerous product, please contact a product liability lawyer today.
Official Children’s Product Recalls
These products are officially recalled. If you have purchased one of these items, remove them from the child’s possession and discontinue use immediately. Contact the manufacturer for more information regarding each recall and further instructions for returning and receiving a possible refund. If you child has been injured from using these or any other unsafe, defective, or recalled children’s product, we recommend you consult with a skilled lawyer immediately to find out your legal options.
- ACCO Brand Quartet Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards – recalled due possible expose of sharp metal edges on the back of the board.
- Kyber Outerwear Children’s Animal-themed Sweaters – recalled due to drawstrings from the hood can become entangled or caught on nearby objects, posing a choking risk.
- Polaris Youth RZR Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle – recalled due to possible fire hazard from a fuel pump leak.
- UPPAbaby 2015 CRUZ, 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat – recalled due to a possible choking risk from foam pieces on the stroller.
Children’s Toy Safety Warnings
The following toys have not been officially recalled, but are identified as unsafe by The World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH). This safety advocacy group compiles the list based on accidents that have been connected to each product. It is recommended to take safety precautions such as monitoring children and teaching correct usage after purchasing these potentially dangerous products. If your child has been injured by a toy, we urge you to connect with a local lawyer to find out your rights.
- “Bud” Skipit’s Wheely Cute Pull Along, Pull Along Zebra – Unsafe due to potential choking injury from the pull-along string
- Jurassic World velociraptor claws – Unsafe due to sharp edges that can cause injury
- Kid Connection doctor play set – Unsafe due to small pieces that pose a choking hazard
- Leonardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword – Unsafe due to potential blunt physical injury
- Stats’ 38â€³ quick-folding trampoline – Unsafe due to potential for head, neck, and other injuries due to slipping or the product folding while in use
- Splat X Smack Shot – Unsafe due to potential for eye or other injury from use
New Jersey Product Liability Lawyers
The Hayes Firm can connect you with a skilled, local product liability lawyer today. All of the lawyers in our network have a proven track record of success and are devoted to fighting for the rights of your child. Please contact us today for a free consultation.
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