You trust that the products your child uses will be safe and that the manufacturers will put the necessary care into their creation. However, if this trust is violated and a defective product hurts your child, you can turn to the compassionate legal team at Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys.
How Our St. Petersburg Product Liability Lawyers Can Help If a Defective Product Injured Your Child
Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys has more than 25 years of experience holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they’ve caused. During this time, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our deserving clients.
If your child was harmed by a dangerous product and you retain the services of our award-winning personal injury lawyers, you can count on us to:
- Identify the defect that hurt your child and who is responsible for the injury
- Gather evidence to establish the at-fault party’s responsibility
- Fight back against insurers and negligent designers or manufacturers
- Negotiate for fair compensation on your and your child’s behalf
- Advise you of your legal rights and options at all times
Our St. Petersburg product liability lawyers will put in the time and work to help you seek maximum compensation for your claim.
What Is a Child Product Recall?
A product recall is a request from the manufacturer for consumers who purchased a certain product to return it to the manufacturer for a refund or repair because the product has something wrong with it.
A child product recall concerns items that are used by children. Oftentimes, a child product recall is issued after a product has injured a child. The purpose of a recall is to prevent further injury to other consumers. Most product recalls are issued voluntarily by the manufacturer, but sometimes consumer protection agencies will mandate a recall.
How Common Are Child Product Recalls?
According to the consumer group Kids In Danger, children’s products are recalled more than twice a week. This means that an average of more than 100 children’s products are recalled every year.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than 60,000 children under five were treated in emergency rooms for injuries associated with nursery room products.
Approximately 64% of these injuries were related to the following products:
- Infant carriers
- High chairs
Thousands more children are injured by toys, car seats, and other products every year.
Common Types of Recalled Child Products
Any child product can potentially be recalled if it has a defect that threatens the health or safety of a child.
Commonly recalled child products include:
- Car seats
- Crib mattresses
- High chairs
- Activity jumpers
- Children’s furniture
- Baby food and formula
- Children’s prescription medicine
These products can sometimes result in serious injuries and life-altering effects on children and their families.
Common Injuries Caused By Recalled Child Products
Children are particularly vulnerable consumers. They often do not recognize the danger of products.
This can lead to severe injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Choking or suffocation injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
If you believe that your child may have been injured by a defective product, seek prompt medical treatment for them and document their injuries.
How to Find Out About Recalled Children’s Products
Various federal government agencies may issue recalls of products that children use.
You can find out about the latest recalled children’s products from:
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lets you sign up to receive email alerts about toys, clothing, and other consumer products that have been recalled.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues recalls for food and drug items.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues recalls for defective car seats. You can sign up to receive email alerts about recalled products from the NHTSA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and others.
Signing up for these alerts can help you stay informed about dangerous children’s products.
Personal Injury Claims Based on Defective Products
If you suspect that your child’s injuries are due to a defective product, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. However, it is not enough to show that a recall has been issued to prove liability for a dangerous product claim.
You must also show that:
An experienced St. Petersburg child product recall lawyer can investigate the circumstances and explain if you have a valid claim.
Contact Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys to Learn About Your Legal Rights If You’ve Been Affected By a Child Product Recall
If your child was injured by a recalled product, Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys can help you file a product liability claim. Contact us online or give us a call for a free case review.