Recently Recalled Child Products: Understanding Product Liability

When a person suffers personal injury due to a defective product, they may be entitled to compensation for their losses from the product manufacturer. For this reason, product manufacturers are keen to issue recalls in the event they detect some unforeseen defect in a product currently on the market. Read on for information about recently recalled products, as reported by the website Safe Kids.

Types of Product Defects

There are three types of defects that can give rise to a product liability claim: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.

A design defect occurs when there is a problem with the product’s design. This type of defect can make the entire batch of products dangerous.

A manufacturing defect occurs when there is a problem with the way the product was manufactured. This type of defect affects only some of the products in a batch.

A marketing defect occurs when there is a problem with the way the product was marketed. This type of defect can make the product dangerous even if it is not defective.

Common Defenses to Product Liability Cases

There are several defenses that manufacturers and sellers of defective products can use in product liability cases. The most common defense is that the victim assumed the risk of using the product.

Other common defenses include:

  • The product was not actually defective.
  • The defect did not cause the victim’s injuries.
  • The victim’s injuries were not foreseeable.

Recent Recall: CB2 Junction Tall Chests and Low Dressers

On January 27, 2021, the company CB2 recalled its Junction Tall Chests and Low Dressers because they are unstable if not properly anchored to a wall. This can pose a tip-over and personal injury to children who may try to climb on or otherwise put their weight on the dresser.  In total, approximately 11,000 units were recalled.

Recent Recall: Juratoys Janod Toy Confetti Trumpet

On January 13, 2021, the company Juratoys recalled its Janod Toy Confetti Trumpet because the small plastic pieces inside the toy trumpet could come loose and be ingested by children, posing a choking hazard. In total, about 2,500 units were recalled.

Recent Recall: Ozone Bicycles

On January 6, 2021, the company Ozone Bicycles recalled the Ozone 500 Density bicycle models because the locking hardware on the front wheel of the bicycle can come loose, leading to front wheel instability. This can pose a fall hazard for riders.  In total, about 6,000 units were recalled.

Recent Recall: Smartpool Bee Free Children’s Helmets

On February 24, 2021, the company Smartpool recalled its Bee Free Children’s Helmets because they were incorrectly advertised and marketed for children aged two years and older. The helmets did not comply with the minimum safety requirements for children under age five and posed a risk of head injuries. About 500 units were recalled.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

If you have been injured by a defective product, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. With their help, you can hold the responsible parties accountable and get the compensation you deserve.For years, the attorneys at H&P Law have been helping victims of defective products in Las Vegas as they fight for fair compensation for their injuries. Contact H&P Law today to discuss your case.

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