Has Your Infant Been Injured by a Dangerous Product?
Sadly, many products have been found to be harmful to children, but only after serious injury or death has occurred. When a product has injured a number of infants, a product recall might take place. A recall can occur when a company takes a product off of the market to lessen the company's liability and in order to protect the public from any further harm.
If your infant has been injured or killed due to an unsafe product, an attorney can help you to obtain the compensation and justice you are due. We at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation understand the extreme emotional trauma you might be experiencing after finding your child injured due to an unsafe product. We fight for the rights of consumers who have placed their trust in a product only to their own detriment and the detriment of their children. As consumers, we assume that products will be thoroughly tested for safety. When they are not, the company that is responsible for the error must be held accountable for its actions. In some cases, profit is put before the safety of consumers.
Types of Harmful Infant Products
There are many different types of products that have been shown to be harmful to infants over the years. A few examples of the types of infant products that have been recalled include infant sleep positioners, infant swings, cribs, bassinets and infant carriers/slings, among many other types of items. These items, and many others, have been recalled due to potential hazards related to suffocation, strangulation and falls.
In one example, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning in March 2010 that advised parents to take caution when using infant slings for babies under the age of four months. The warning occurred after the agency investigated 14 deaths associated with these types of infant carriers, which largely occurred among infants younger than four months. The agency said the sling's fabric could easily block an infant's breathing passages, quickly causing suffocation. Within two weeks of the warning being issued, CPSC
issued a recall—in participation with Health Canada and Infantino LLC—of one million infant slings in the United States and 15,000 in Canada. The recall was issued after there were reports of deaths associated with the slings were reported.
The manufacturers of infant products might voluntarily recall a defective product, or the company might be ordered to recall the item by a federal agency. Consumers should be aware that it is against the law to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.
Turning to a Lawyer with the Experience You Need
Attorney David Shoop has helped many clients recover damages for their product liability claims. It is important to hire an attorney that has ample experience in the area of infant injury caused by defective products. Each year, there are a multitude of items that are recalled after it is discovered that they are unsafe for infants and children. In some cases, the parent is unaware that the item has been recalled and does not find out until it is too late. When working with our clients, we do everything in our power to hold the negligible company responsible for its actions wherever an innocent child has been injured.