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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) keeps a close eye on children’s toys and products and lists product recalls as they occur. Sadly, the holiday season is when these products are distributed around the country as gifts and may not be removed from store shelves in a timely manner. Gift givers may consider choking hazards but often underestimate a toy’s ability to cause harm to a child. Our product liability lawyers in Orlando, Florida have handled a variety of defective product claims and can help you file your claim for any mild to severe injuries your child sustained from an unsafe toy or child care product.
Dozens of children’s toys and clothing are recalled each year, and these five were recalled in the weeks leading up to Christmas, which means your kid may have opened a present containing a dangerous product.
- HoMedics Nightlights: Small children love nightlights and often want one that looks like their favorite cartoon character or animal. HoMedics recalled their giraffe nightlight in November due to a choking hazard caused by the detachments of the giraffe feet. If your child uses this nightlight, stop using it right away and contact HoMedics for a refund.
- Skip Hop High Chairs: The convertible high chair manufacturers recalled this Skip Hop product on December 6 because of the risk of the legs detaching from the seat, causing babies and small children to fall off the chair. The convenience of a convertible high chair is an attractive idea to most parents, but if you use this particular branded product, stop using it immediately and contact Skip Hop for reimbursement options.
- The Company Store’s Children’s Bathrobes: After selling around 13,000 children’s bathrobes, The Company Store recalled this product on December 13 due to the risks of burn injuries. The bathrobes don’t meet the standards for flammability for kid’s sleepwear. Take these away from children immediately and contact the company. The Company Store is contacting consumers who purchased the item also.
- The Children’s Place Infant Snowsuits: This isn’t your typical gift for infants in Orlando, but our nationwide clients may have been gifted or purchased these snowsuits this holiday season. The Children’s Place infant snowsuits were recalled on December 18 because the metal snaps can fall off and pose a choking hazard. The store sold approximately 14,900 snowsuits before the recall. If you have one or more of these, stop using them and contact the company for a full refund.
- Find the Bear Book by Manhattan Toy: This fabric flap book is an interactive learning tool for small children. Find the Bear was recalled on December 19 because one of the pages that have a metal grommet can break apart causing a choking hazard. If your child has this book, take it away from their reach immediately and return it to the store or online outlet.
These are just five of the children’s products recalled in 2018 that might be lurking in your household. You can stay up to date on recalled goods and merchandise by checking the CPSC product recalls page.
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If a toy or child care product injured your child, please contact our product liability lawyers in Orlando as soon as possible at (407) 712-7300 for a FREE case evaluation. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter provide personal injury legal services to clients nationwide and Orlando, Florida.