We like to keep parents up to date with the most recent child product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Every day, there are thousands of products on the federal recall list. A surprising amount of these products are items that can be found in your household, posing risks of injury in Greenacres and elsewhere.
Our Palm Beach County child injury lawyers will be going over some of the latest product recalls involving child products, toys and clothing. Oftentimes, our kids’ products wind up on these lists because of a defect discovered well after the item has been on the retailers’ shelves. These defects are oftentimes dangerous and can seriously injure your child. It’s important for parents to stay in tune with this recall list to help keep children safe.
Arch Swing Sets Recalled by BCI Burke Co. LLC
There were nearly 300 of the 2-3/8 Arch Swing Sets sold throughout the U.S. from January 2004 to December 2011. These items have problems with the welding connection. What can happen is the top swing beam can collapse. With this collapse, children can fall and can be seriously injured. There have already been seven incident reports filed. There have also been a number of injuries reported. Swing sets with 2-3/8-inch steel tubing are covered under this recall. All of the swings have a 2-7/8-inch diameter sleeve that is welded to the middle or end support. If you have one of these sets, contact the company for information regarding a refund or a replacement. Call 1-800-356-2070 or e-mail the company.
Children’s Play Theaters Recalled by Guidecraft
Nearly 2,000 of the 4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys have been recalled in the United States. The items were sold from July 2010 through April 2011. These items have been recalled because they can tip over while a child’s playing on them. This poses a serious entrapment hazard to small children. The Guidecraft Company has received both incident and injury reports, including injuries of abrasions and contusions. The model number G51062 falls under this recall. If you have this product, call the company at (888) 824-1308 to get either a refund or a replacement product.
Papa Bear Loungeabouts Pajamas Recalled by Papa Bear Loungeabouts, LLC
Roughly 10,000 pajamas and sleepwear items were sold nationwide from 2004 to 2011. These pajamas don’t meet the federal flammability standard, poising serious burn risks to children. They were sold for both boys and girls. A garment label with the name “Papa Bear Loungeabouts” and a picture of a bear can be found sewn into the center back neckline on the outside of the garments. If your child has any of these products, you should return them to the product retailer for a store credit, an exchange or a full refund.
The legal team at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez are experienced attorneys who represent personal injury victims and their families who have been injured in Palm Beach County and in the nearby areas. If you or your child has been injured by a defective product, call us at 1-800-529-2368 to make an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your rights.
More Blog Entries:
Children at Risk for Severe Injury in Fort Lauderdale Stroller Accidents, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, June 24, 2011
Defective Child Products Common Cause of West Palm Beach Child Injuries, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, April 14, 2011