When you go to the store and buy something, you don't usually think about the dangers that accompany it.
We expect products to be safe. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. That's why the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) continues to alert consumers about recalled and dangerous products. Sometimes these recalls don't make it to the public before a fatal accident has already occurred. Still, our Los Angeles products' liability attorneys ask parents to check out the CPSC's list of recalled products frequently to help to make sure that there are no dangerous items in your household or in the possession of your children.
Following the death of a 2-year-old girl, officials with the CPSC have decided to issue a recall for Window Blinds from Blind Express.
-Currently, there are more than 135,000 vertical blinds and more than 310,000 horizontal blinds that are being recalled from Blind Express. The recall comes after the death of a young child. She was strangled by the blinds' pull cord. These blinds' cords do not have cord-stop devices that are used to prevent children from getting entangled. It you have one of these items, you're urged to stop using it immediately and to contact the company by calling (800) 506-4636 for information regarding a free repair kit.
Baby Bathers Recall:
-There has been a voluntary recall issued for Summer Infant Baby Bathers. The name of this product is the Mother's Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers. There were about 2 million of these items sold in the U.S. and an additional 70,000 that were sold in Canada. What can happen is the wire frame can come detached when a parent lifts up the bather with a child in it. This serves as a serious fall hazard as the baby can fall right through the middle. There have already been a number of accidents reports, even some injuries. If you have one of these items, you're urged to stop using it immediately and contact the company by calling (800) 426-8627 to get a free repair kit. You have to call the company. Retailers do not have the proper repair kit for this problem.
Rider Ride-on Toy Cars Recall:
-There have been close to 5,000 Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars, by Bluestem Brands, Inc., recalled because of a battery problem. What can happen is that the battery can overheat and can cause a serious burn hazard for children on the car. Product codes NI374 and NU640 fall under the recall. If you have one of these cars, it's critical for you to contact the company by calling them at (866) 931-5417 for a free repair. You will even be reimbursed for shipping and handling.
Remember, these are just a few of the most recent child product recalls. There are many more already listed and many more to come. We're asking parents to check out the recalls often to make sure that you and your child are at no necessary risks for an accident, an injury or death. Knowledge and awareness are key in protection against faulty products.
If your or a loved one has been injured, contact HOWARD LAW P.C. to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (800) 872-5925.
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