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Parents Alert: Check For Recalled Items At Consignment Sales


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4/17/2014
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In the last couple of weeks, I have received flyers and emails about children’s consignment sales coming up in Pennsylvania. Children’s consignment sales are great for new parents, grandparents and parents in general to buy children’s toys, clothes, baby gear, children’s sporting goods, etc. because they save money.  Even though the items have been used, they are generally in excellent condition.

However, parents need to be careful when they buy things at these consignment sales.  They want to make sure that the items or products they buy are not dangerous and have not been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Baby gear, toys and children’s clothing are often recalled for various reasons, i.e., choking hazard, burn hazard, laceration hazard, etc.

Related: Pennsylvania Dangerous Products Law & Defective Product Claims

Recalled children's pajamas-PA NJ dangerous products injury lawyerJust earlier this month, pajamas, something that many parents may buy at the consignment sales, made by 2 different manufacturers, were recalled because they could cause injury to children.

1.  Boys Pajamas Recalled – April 9, 2014*

On April 9th, J.P. Boden recalled its pajamas because they failed to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.  About 210 pajamas were recalled, and the affected pajamas were for boy pajamas only.  The pajamas were sold exclusively on Boden’s website online in January for about $48.

2.  Children’s Pajamas Recalled – April 10, 2014*

A day after J.P. Boden’s boys pajamas were recalled, BedHead recalled its children’s pajamas for the same reason.  The pajamas violated Federal flammability standards. 800 pajamas were recalled, and they were sold in children’s boutique stores and online nationwide for about $25 from January 2011 to February 2014.

Tips For Parents And Consumers Going To Consignment Sales

As parents, we want to make sure we protect our children.  The last thing we want is for our children to get hurt or injured. If parents buy a used item that was recalled, their children may be injured as a result.  Below are some tips for parents to follow if they plan on going to consignment sales:

  • make a list of the items and products you want to buy;
  • check if any of the items have been recalled on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at www.cpsc.gov;
  • if you purchase an item that is not on your list, check if they have been recalled after you bring them home.

The sale organizer may also give consigners a list of recalled items that consigners cannot sell at the sale.  Therefore, you may want to check with the sale organizer if that is the case with a particular sale.  If not, then make sure the items you purchased are not recalled.  However, if you unknowingly buy a recalled/dangerous product at a kids/children's consignment sale and your child is injured by the product, your child may have a right to receive compensation for the injuries.

It is possible that items are recalled after you purchase them at the sale.  In that case, if your child was injured by the recalled defective product, your child may have a right to compensation as a result of the injury caused by the defective dangerous product.

Related FAQ: My infant son was injured when he fell out of a Bumbo chair a few years ago. I just saw that there was a recall for the Bumbo chair. Can I still sue on behalf of my son for his injuries?

More Information About Being Injured By A Recalled Product

For legal questions and information about dangerous recalled products, call Daniel J. O’Brien, a personal injury lawyer to schedule a free legal consultation. 877.944.8396

*Source: www.cpsc.gov



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