Defective Child Products
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with ensuring that Americans are protected from the risk of injury or death caused by consumer products. The agency has issued warnings or recalled numerous products related to children. In addition to toys, examples include:
- Baby hats and socks
- Bunk beds
- Baby monitors
- Necklaces and rings
- Drinking glasses
- High chairs
Details on recalls of products for infants and children (aside from toys) can be found on the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
When we purchase products we do so with the expectation that those goods will work as we expect them to and that they are safe for consumers. Those expectations are especially important when the products we have purchased are designed for use by our children.
More than 9 million children are treated by emergency rooms in the U.S. every year for unintentional injuries. In 2009 alone, emergency rooms treated an estimated 250,100 children for injuries related to toys – just one group of products for children that may cause injuries because of poor design, improper manufacturing standards, or other issues.
Naples and Fort Myers child injury attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, see the appalling results of product defects. When products are made for children to use, we expect that the products will be free from manufacturing flaws, design problems and other defects. We know that every parent does everything in their power to protect their children – no responsible parent wants to expose a child to products that might unexpectedly cause harm. Yet our defective children’s products attorneys in Cape Coral, Naples, Fort Myers and other communities across Southwest Florida know that children are hurt by defective or poorly designed products every day. When that happens, families can rely on our firm to pursue claims for the damage defective products have done.
Our experience in recovering damages for children hurt by defective products has taught us that an incredibly wide range of goods can cause injury. Fort Myers personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at our firm know that toys receive a lot of attention for the injuries and deaths they cause. Consumer Product Safety Commission research notes that deaths associated with toys numbered one per month in 2009 for children under 15. Tricycles and other riding toys were blamed for more than half of those lost lives.
The CPSC warns that there is an “increasing trend” in toy-related injuries nationwide. The greatest number of the more than half-million toy-related injuries treated by emergency rooms involve abrasions, lacerations or contusions. Naples child injury lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner know that injuries associated with toys most commonly affect the head and face. These areas can be particularly vulnerable to serious scarring that can cause emotional, as well as physical, issues for children.
Toys the CPC reported to be associated with deaths of children under 15 in 2009 include tricycles, balloons, scooters, powered and non-powered riding toys, stuffed toys, and a toy boxes. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, our firm – founded four decades ago by Mr. Scheiner and his wife – has grown tremendously, but remains resolutely family-focused. That’s why we take so seriously every case involving defective products and children.
When your child has been hurt or your family is faced with the unthinkable loss of a child due to a defective product, our firm has the experience and the compassion to serve you capably and with sensitivity. Our Fort Myers and Naples child injury attorneys won’t be intimidated by large manufacturers or their lawyers. We are adamant that defective, poorly designed, or poorly manufactured products that cause serious injuries to children, or – even worse - loss of life, cannot be tolerated.
Call our offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Naples or Sebring and ask for a free evaluation by the defective products lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. If we take your case, we’ll put our full array of resources into it. You pay us nothing unless we win.
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