The growing number of recalls of baby products has child safety on the minds of millions these days. These product recalls have involved everything from car safety seats, cribs and strollers to food and clothes. Many parents are left to wonder, “Has there been some drop of industry standards that’s causing less than safe baby products?”
Dixon Law Office founder, G. Grant Dixon III, represents families in product liability cases for their children, many who have been severely injured or killed by defective products. He said, “the sad truth is that many manufacturers are cutting corners on safety to save money.” And while these companies rake in huge profits, often the injured victims-innocent children-bear the price of these injuries with permanent damage to their lives.
So what can parents do?
While no parent can protect their child from every defective product, there are steps parent can take to help. Look at EVERYTHING your child sits in, stands in, sleeps in, and eats. “Swings, strollers, toys, play yards and cribs are often defective,” Grant said. Many defective products are recalled and a list is found at http://www.recalls.gov. If you do find a product is recalled, the website can give you direction on what to do next.
Grant cautioned, however, that, “many products go months or years after the first complaint before a recall so just because a product is not recalled does not mean it is not defective.” In some cases, many incidents are reported before any action is taken. Some of those incidents are reported at http://www.saferproducts.gov
Once you know what you should do if any products in your home are not safe, it’s time to safeguard your future purchases. You can sign up to receive email alerts from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other consumer safety groups at www.recalls.gov. The service is free and may even save the life of someone you care about.
If your child has been injured by a defective product, Dixon Law Office can help. Our team of experienced professionals can immediately investigate what happened and tell you what the manufacturer should have done differently. We then get your child the compensation he or she deserves. Call today at 888-354-9880 or click here for a free consultation.