On behalf of Smiley & Smiley, LLP posted in Defective Products on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
Parents and parents-to-be are often exhaustive in their search for the best, safest products for their kids. They read reviews, check out consumer reports and test-drive all types of products before buying and giving them to their kids.
Unfortunately, there are times when a potentially harmful product slips through the cracks and into a person's home. In these situations, a product we believed to be safe could ultimately lead to a troubling incident, or worse, a catastrophic injury to our children.
A product defect refers to a failure in the way a product is expected to perform. Despite rigorous testing and the regulations that children's products are supposed to comply with, the reality is that there are times when defective or dangerous products are released to the market and snapped up by parents expecting them to be safe.
Defective products for babies and kids can ultimately be recalled, but before that happens, there is a risk that someone could get hurt, and all too often, the victim is a child or baby.
Oftentimes, these injuries involve choking, pinching, burning, falling, being crushed or making a child sick. Considering how vulnerable young people and babies can be to health hazards, these injuries can quickly and unpredictably go from minor to fatal with little warning
This news article lists a number of specific items that have recently been recalled and details what can be done by consumers to return or replace a defective item. Unfortunately, for too many parents, these are not effective options because the damage has already been done.
In the event that a product has caused harm to you or your child, legal action can be the best way to hold a negligent party responsible and pursue the financial damages you deserve. It can also spark widespread action and recalls of an unsafe item to protect other consumers. For more information on your rights and legal options regarding products liability claims in New York, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
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