There’s been a whole heap of product recalls in recent weeks. Unfortunately, many of these recalls affect some of our most vulnerable — children.
There have been recent recalls for strollers, beach chairs and even high chairs; all products geared toward children. Truth is, families likely have recalled or dangerous products in the household and don’t even know it.
Our West Palm Beach defective products lawyers are here to help to inform families in the area about some of these dangerous and recalled products. Awareness and education are two of the most effective ways to help to prevent an accident, an injury or even a death from one of these products. Listen up and share this information from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) with your loved ones.
Contours Tandem Strollers Recalled by Kolcraft:
Nearly 6,000 of the Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers have been recalled by Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Illinois because the wheels on them can break and pose a serious fall hazard to children who are riding in them. Strollers that were manufactured between January and February of 2012 also have a problem with the nuts. They don’t hold the stroller’s basket support screws in place. When these screws detach, the devices can quickly turn into a choking hazard for young children. There have been nearly 10 reports of accidents from these defects already. Model number ZT012 is affected in this recall. “Options LT” is printed on a bar along the side of the stroller. If you have one of these strollers, contact the company at (800) 453-7673 for info on free replacement wheels and replacement nuts for the basket support screws.
Children’s Beach Chairs Recalled by Downeast Concepts:
More than 15,000 of these children’s folding beach chairs have been recalled by Downeast Concepts Inc. dba Backyard and Beyond, of Yarmouth, Maine because they have exposed, sharp metal rivets that pose a laceration hazard. There has already been an injury reported to the company. The child ended up having to have stitches on her forehead after being cut by the metal rivets. These chairs have fish, palm trees and mermaid decorations on the back cloth part of the chair. If you have one of these chairs, call (800) 343-2424 for info on a full refund.
Chicco Polly High Chairs Recalled by Artsana:
Nearly 500,000 of the Chicco Polly High Chair have been recalled by Artsana USA Inc. of Lancaster, Pa. because a child can fall against or on the pegs of the back legs of the high chair and can be easily bruised or cut. There have already been more than 20 accident reports. Included in these reports were 4 laceration injuries requiring medical closure and 1 scratched cornea. If you have one of these chairs, call the company at (800) 807-8817 for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to you.
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the attorneys at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your case. Call 1-800-561-7777.
More Blog Entries:
Child Injury in St. Lucie: Check Defective Product Recalls, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, July 27, 2012
Defective Products in Tamarac and Elsewhere Threatening Consumers!, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, May 25, 2012