Frankly, it’s somewhat of a no-brainer. In this great country of ours, it seems self-evident. You should be able to hold manufacturers accountable for safety. In some cases, it may be the very reason that you’re sure to “Buy American.”
During the holidays, warnings come up regarding favorite gifts for family members. In fact, an assortment of defective products often comes to light at that time of year.
Meanwhile, the prospect of childhood injuries remains a great concern. Truth be told, no one discounts the overwhelming emotion experienced when a minor child gets hurt. However, take it a step further. Parents who lose a son or a daughter to a fatal accident seldom recover.
With that said, there are 32 mothers and fathers wondering about a manufacturer’s responsibility for their infant’s death. A recent Consumer Reports article hones in on the issue of Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.
You should know that recalls of the 4.7 million products sold took some action on the part of advocacy groups and possible exposure by Consumer Products. That said, the United States Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) states that the recalls began just four days ago.
How did these fatal accidents occur? As you may know, the Rock ‘n Play sleeper inclines and allows babies to fall asleep easier. The problem? Infants may suddenly move from their back to belly. This could cause them to suffocate as their head gets caught between the side and the padding.
You might be surprised. The sleeper contains no restraints. Apparently, experts warn about the safety of adding them. After all, the straps could potentially strangle little ones.
MANUFACTURERS AND SAFETY
Some might argue that it’s up to parents to monitor their children and ensure they are safe. However, the marketing of the product might lull moms and dads into a false sense of security. Consider this advertisement which touts the sleepers as a means of helping babies sleep all night long! Does this mean someone needs to stay awake to keep watch?
All things considered, it’s not necessarily easy to pursue a products liability claim. In the first place, you’ll need proof that the manufacturer created a product that represented potential hazards. At the very least, you’ll need to secure the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to do an investigation. Proof that the manufacturer should have known about the prospective dangers are also critical.
That said, you or a loved one must also suffer damages to pursue any negligence case. In the best of circumstances, you can only hope that no one was hurt or killed as a result of a manufacturer’s failure to consider safety.
Fellerman & Ciarimboli uses its decades of experience to investigate and pursue products liability claims. We believe that you should hold manufacturers accountable for your safety. There is no cost to meet with us, and we are not paid unless we secure money for you. Give us a call to discuss the circumstances of your claim.