The baby care market is a $16.78 billion industry. Fisher-Price, Funskool, Disney, and other lucrative companies are consistently manufacturing new infant products to drive industry growth. But just because a product is sold by an established brand name doesn’t mean it’s safe for your child. In fact, some of the most popular products on the market today pose serious health and safety risks to American infants and toddlers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for monitoring baby products and banning items that cause significant injuries to children. However, scores of new products are recalled each year, and you don’t want your child to be the victim of corporate greed and negligence.
There are three inherently dangerous products you must keep away from your baby:
Manufacturers have a legal obligation to design and market products that are both safe and functional. That said, some baby products are not inherently dangerous unless they have been misused or altered. For this reason and more, you need to discuss your legal options with a qualified product liability attorney before taking legal action.
Florida imposes strict legal penalties on any company that knowingly sells hazardous and defective products. Of course, this little detail hasn’t stopped companies from releasing questionable and untested products in the name of profit.
There have been many defective infant and child product recalls in 2019, including:
If a dangerous product has harmed your child, you may have grounds to file a product liability claim against multiple parties, including the manufacturer, the retailer, and the designing or engineering firm. To safeguard your claim, you need to keep the remnants of the defective product, take pictures of your child’s injuries, and request a copy of your child’s updated medical record. It’s also important that you take notes about the incident while it’s still fresh in your mind.
Contact the product liability lawyers at The Pittman Firm, P.A. if your child has been injured or killed while using a defective or dangerous product. We can investigate the item in question, identify the liable parties, and determine if the unsafe quality is due to a design, manufacturing, and/or marketing error. With this evidence, we can construct a litigation strategy that proves three critical facts: your infant used the item as the manufacturer intended; your infant suffered physical injuries that resulted in monetary losses; the dangerous product is directly responsible for these injuries and financial losses. With our guidance, you can recover monetary damages that account for your child’s existing and potential injury-related expenses.
Contact The Pittman Firm, P.A.at (850) 764-0383 to arrange a free consultation today.