When parents in Panama City buy products for their children to use, they expect that the manufacturer has done its homework in testing the product. By the time product makes it to the shelves of a store, it should be proven safe for children to use. Unfortunately, some parents find out the hard way that a product is not as safe as is should be.
Recently, Kids II announced a recall of one of its Baby Einstein products. In total, more than 400,000 pieces will be removed from the shelves in Canada and the U.S. The product, a baby seat surrounded by toy attachments, apparently caused bruising, cuts to the face and even skull fractures to some children who used it. Sixty-one children sustained injuries because of the Baby Einstein product.
According to the Consumer Production Safety Commission, one particular part of the product caused most of the problems. The flexible yellow sun attachment can spring back up quickly and forcefully, causing injury. One parent even sustained an injury because of the attachment.
When your child is injured by a product that is made specifically for children, it is easy to feel angry and upset. Fortunately, there are ways to hold a negligent company accountable for selling an unsafe product. Through a product liability lawsuit, parents can seek compensation for medical expenses and other related damages that occurred because of a faulty product. Suing a large company can be challenging and complicated, however, which is why many people choose to work with a personal injury attorney.
Source: Medical Daily, “Baby Einstein Recall: Product Causes Skull Fracture, Facial Lacerations,” John Ericson, July 23, 2013