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What types of children’s products are most dangerous?

| Sep 11, 2020 | Products Liability

One statistic published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 2013 captured how there are, on average, as many as 450 product recalls each year. Kids tend to find themselves attracted to handling particular objects or putting them in their mouths. The organization’s researchers found that some products pose significantly more dangerous to children than others.

The 2013 CPSC report highlighted how dangerous trampolines could be. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a public statement warning parents against purchasing trampolines a few years ago. They noted that trampolines are most dangerous when multiple children are jumping on them simultaneously. They pointed out that this puts kids at high risk for dislocations or fractures.

Another product that can hurt a child is a dresser or bookshelf. Parents seldom bolt these to the wall. Children tend to pull the drawers out and stand on them or climb on them as if they’re stairs only to have their dressers or bookshelves topple over on top of them, crushing them underneath.

Magnets can also be dangerous to your child’s health, especially if they like to place things inside their mouths. Children who swallow magnets may have them make it as far down as their intestines before they break apart. They may begin experiencing adverse health complications once this happens, especially if your child swallows high-powered magnets that become affixed to one another.

Many other products that pose injury dangers affect babies, including cribs, high chairs, strollers, bassinets and slings.

Consumers often assume that manufacturers rigorously test products before starting production on them, yet the truth is that this seldom happens. Customers also often expect that the item will perform as manufacturers say it will, yet this doesn’t occur either. An attorney can let you know how Florida law allows you to hold negligent designers, manufacturers and marketers accountable for their actions should your child suffer injuries here in Panama City.

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