Recalled Children’s Products—Attorneys in Los Angeles
You May Be Able to Win Compensation for Injuries Caused by Recalled Products
When a product is designed to be used by or for children, parents expect it is safe and thoroughly tested. Unfortunately, this is often not the case: Product recalls for children’s products are extremely common. They happen so often that many local toy and baby stores have started posting recall notices near the register.
If your child has suffered a serious injury as the result of a recalled product, our firm can help you pursue justice. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our skilled product liability lawyers are fully dedicated to injury victims and their families. When you choose our firm, you can trust your case is in the hands of a proven professional who knows how to get results.
Our firm will gladly stand up to major corporations on your behalf. Call (866) 884-1717 to learn how we can help you.
What Types of Products Are Recalled?
Children and infants are much more vulnerable than adults, and products designed for them must be particularly safe. Unfortunately, many have small breakable parts, dangerous straps or strings, toxic components, or other dangerous elements.
These products can include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Children’s toys
- Car seats
- Activity jumpers
- Baby food/formula
Defects typically impact only a percentage of the products on the market, and as a result, many are passed down, sold at garage sales, or otherwise distributed. Even if you did not buy a defective item from a retailer, you may still have recourse to obtain justice for your child.
Recalls Don’t Guarantee Children’s Safety
The recall of a toy is a request for consumers to return hazardous and faulty toys to the manufacturer. In most cases, recalls are an attempt to safeguard the public from injuries and the corporation from financial liability for any harm caused by the toy’s defects. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a toy recall can be issued after reports of injury or safety-threatening incidents have occurred.
After a faulty toy is put on the market, depending on its availability and popularity among consumers, it may injure thousands of children. However, manufacturers might delay a recall because the process is costly. If they think settling with injured families will be less expensive than removing the item from shelves, they may choose to take their chances. We help you pursue maximum compensation to prove them wrong and to impress on them the costs of their gamble.
Can I Only Sue if the Product Was Recalled?
In some cases, a plaintiff will claim that the recall of the toy constitutes an admission that a defect exists. However, a recall is not proof of fault just as the absence of one does not prove the companies who released the toy did not make any mistakes.
Before the plaintiff can recover compensation, he or she must prove that the toy was defective by design or manufacturing, and that defect directly caused the child’s injuries or death. In some cases, the recall is enough to serve as proof. In others, companies may publish recalls due to a suspected, but not established, flaw. To learn the truth, you may need the help of an experienced legal team that can access and examine all relevant evidence.
Act Quickly to Pursue Justice
In most states, parents of injured children have only one to two years to file a claim from the time the injury occurred. While filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind as you try to help your child recover, it’s important to get started early so your product recall lawyer can build a strong case on your behalf. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our proven team of attorneys can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, your child’s pain and suffering, ongoing treatment, and much more.
Our Legal Team Is Ready to Stand by Your Side
If your child sustained injuries due to a defective toy and you believe the manufacturer should be held liable for the damages, we urge you to get in contact with our Los Angeles child toy recall attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation right away. We work diligently to help you and your family request justice after an accident with a recalled toy.
To discuss your case with our legal team, call our Los Angeles product liability lawyers at (866) 884-1717 or reach out to us online.