Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Product Recall Continues

From car shoes to play yards, from pacifiers to cribs, from baby toys to high chairs, name it, all have been the subject of recall. Surprisingly, product recall is becoming a trend.

Recently, Evenflo Co. voluntarily recalled its high chairs after receiving 320 accident reports. More than 600,000 Evenflo Envision high chairs were recalled due to seat back falling backwards or detaching suddenly. The company also received complaints of loosening recline fasteners and screws on the sides of the chair.

Evenflo Co. followed Fisher Prices’ recall of its 3-in-1 chairs in March because of its seat falling back while the child is still seated.

Also this month, Lakeshore Learning Materials recalled about 4,000 Children’s Toy Boxes because the head of a stuffed butterfly toy can fall off, creating a choking hazard.

These incidents were just the latest in a series of recalls involving products for children.

Companies whose products undergone recall process advised consumers to stop using them. They promised to fix the defect for free. However, this move is not commensurate to the injuries already sustained by thousands of victims.

Victims of defective products may however pursue a product liability suit against the manufacturers. A product liability lawyer should be actively involved in the case to ensure success.