When the organization, Kids in Danger issued its most recent report on children’s product recalls back in 2015, it was somewhat heartened by the results. While about one-quarter of all products recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) were for children, there was a slight reduction in child injuries and fatalities.
Unfortunately, the majority of recalled children’s products (nearly 80 percent) remain in consumer hands after recall. Our Tuscaloosa accident attorneys want parents to understand the special challenges of keeping their children safe from dangerous products — and know what to do in the event any product causes injuries.
Many children’s playrooms seem to be stacked floor to ceiling with toys. Add strollers, cribs, car seats and countless other must-have products to the mix, and it would take a full-time analyst just to keep track of where each item is, much less whether they are all safe.
Parents who dutifully register bigger ticket items have an advantage because manufacturers will notify them in the event of a safety recall. With some effort, parents can go further to protect their children, as follows:
Keep in mind that the lack of a recall does not guarantee that all children’s products are safe. For every recall, there is always a first incident.
Naturally, sympathies go to families whose children suffer injuries from dangerous products. However, when the families seek compensation for these injuries, they must go against powerful attorneys representing the product manufacturers, and those attorneys are likely to shift liability to the children or their families.
Before contacting a store or product manufacturer to seek justice, learn more about all legal options from a compassionate lawyer who understands Alabama product liability law.
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