Defective products are lying around most of our homes and the worst part about it is that we don’t even know about it.
Parents and guardians are urged to stay in the loop with the latest product recalls to help to protect some of our most vulnerable consumers — children. Most of these little residents don’t even know what a recalled product is let alone what to do if they have one. For this reason, our St. Lucie injury attorneys are offering you some information regarding the most recent infant/child product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Contours Tandem Strollers Recalled by Kolcraft:
Nearly 6,000 of the Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers are currently being recalled by Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Illinois because it has been discovered that the front wheel on the stroller can break. This is causing a serious fall hazard for the occupant of the stroller. There have already been six reports submitted regarding breaking wheels. No injuries have been reported. Model number ZT012 is involved in this recall and the strollers were sold in black and gray. If you have one of these products, you’re urged to call the company at (800) 453-7673 for information on receiving free replacement wheels.
Strollers Recalled by Peg Perego:
This recall is the result of already child fatalities. A 6-month-old boy in California was strangled after his head got stuck between the tray of the folder and the seat in 2004. Another 7-month-old was killed in the same way in 2006. These accidents are likely for riders under 1-years-old who are not harnessed into the seat. Older versions of the stroller and covered under this recall, including the Pliko-P3 and the Venezia. This is not the first time these strollers have been recalled. They were manufactured in a variety of colors from 2004 through 2007. If you have one of these strollers, stop using it immediately and call the company at (888) 734-6020 for a free repair kit.
Children’s Pajamas Recalled by PajamaGram:
About 12,000 of these pajamas have been recalled by PajamaGram of Shelburne, Vermont. The problem with these pj’s is that they don’t meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. They pose serious risks for injury to children. They’re made out of 100 percent polyester and they’re sold for children between the sizes of 12 months and 4T in boys and 6 to 14 in girls. If you child has a pair of these pj’s, take them and call PajamaGram at (800) 262-1162 for information on a replacement, an exchange or a full refund.
There are hundreds of more child product recalls. Parents and guardians should make checking this list a habit to help to keep their young and helpless ones safe. Without our help, they’re at severe risks for injuries from dangerous products.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in St. Lucie, West Palm Beach or elsewhere in the surrounding areas, contact the personal injury attorneys at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC to schedule a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 1-800-561-7777.
More Blog Entries:
New Recalls Issued by CPSC to Prevent Child Injury in Fort Lauderdale and Elsewhere, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, August 3, 2011