Unsafe Infant Products Can Have Fatal Consequences for Washington, D.C. Families

Throughout recent years baby and infant product manufacturers have recalled many of their products. Many of these recalls have come in response to a series of injuries and deaths related to their products. While no amount of money can repay families for their immense loss, Washington D.C. product liability claims may provide families with a way to address the financial cost of these injuries and losses.

Consumers who purchase products, especially products for their infants and children, rightfully assume that product manufacturers went through the appropriate safeguards to ensure that their products are appropriate for the public. However, in some cases, products bypass these safety checks and enter the consumer stream. These unsafe products may be defective or dangerous because of their design, manufacturing, or warnings.

In recent history, many prominent infant and children product manufacturers have recalled their products. For example, Boppy Co., a leading manufacturer of infant carriers and nursing pillows recalls over 3 million newborn loungers. The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled various infant loungers after the products were linked to eight deaths between 2015 and 2020. According to reports, the infants suffocated after being placed on their stomachs, sides, or back. While the company expressed its remorse for the deaths, they asserted that the products were not advertised as sleeping products, and they have a clear warning against using the product unsupervised. The CPSC stated that consumers should cease using the product and contact the company for a refund.

In addition to infant loungers, other companies have recalled childrens’ pajamas for burn hazards, infant furniture for tip-overs, children’s grocery carts for laceration hazards, sleeper accessories for suffocation risks, infant carriers for fall hazards, tricycles for lead paint poisoning, reclined sleepers for suffocation hazards, smoke alarms for failure to alert to fires, children’s plates due to fire hazards, and certain books because of choking hazards.

Product liability lawsuits can become exceedingly challenging for consumers. Large companies typically maintain a fleet of attorneys to help them ward off and defend against product complaints. However, depending on the circumstances, affected consumers may file a claim for negligent design or manufacturing, breach of warranty, strict liability, or consumer fraud. The type of claim depends on the unique circumstances of the defect, injuries, and damages.

Have You Suffered Injuries Because of a Defective Product

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries because of an unsafe or defective product, contact the Washington D.C. product liability lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen. The attorneys at our firm believe that manufacturers and retailers should be held liable for their negligence and mistakes. We represent clients in their claims stemming from Washington D.C. defective products, vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, dog bites, and wrongful death. We fight for families who have been affected by another person’s or company’s wrongful conduct. Contact our office at 800-654-1949 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and remedies after an accident. You can also reach us through our online form and one of our Washington, D.C. injury lawyers will reach out to you shortly.

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