June 4, 2010 - While no industry is immune to the issue of manufacturing defects and product recalls, it seems that products made for and/or marketed to babies, children and parents are especially affected by the prevalence of defective products.
According to a story in The Baltimore Sun that cited the senior director of product safety for Consumer Reports, "at least half of more than 500 recalls by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission each year are for children's products." That doesn't even include product recalls that are overseen by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), such as the recent recall on more than 40 types of children's over-the-counter medicines including Tylenol, Motrin and Zyrtec.
This year has been an especially busy year for product recalls on dangerous baby products and products for young children, with several high-profile recalls of widely-used defective products. Some of the most notable baby product recalls of the first half of 2010 include:
These defective products have been shown to cause serious injury and in some cases-such as the Infantino baby slings and some of the models of drop side cribs-even death.
Consumer Reports says that more than 80% of defective products that were recalled in 2007 and 2008 were made in China and shipped to the United States for sale.
If your child was injured because of a defective product, you may be eligible for a product liability claim. These are complicated cases, as it can sometimes be difficult to prove that a manufacturer defect was responsible for your child's injuries.
Your Philadelphia injury lawyer will gather all necessary evidence-including records of past negligence and product recalls-to build a strong case of consumer product liability.
The Philadelphia injury lawyers at White & Williams LLP are well-versed in product liability cases and can talk to you about your child's injuries and your options for legal recourse. Contact us today - 1-877-944-8396.