Parents and guardians are urged to stay up to date on the most recent product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). All too often, we forget to check out this important information and face the risks of injury as a result of a dangerous or defective product marketed to consumers.
Every day, more and more products are placed on the recall list after accidents or reported injuries are sustained. Consumers can help protect against defective product injuries by checking the government's monthly recall list on a regular basis -- just like the batteries in your smoke detector. You'd be surprised how likely it is that you have a dangerous or recalled product in your household and quite possibly in the possession of your child.
Our Montgomery personal injury attorneys are here to help, whether it's warning of dangerous products in the household, or assisting with litigation in the wake of an accident. Knowledge and awareness are the first steps to helping to keep your family safe. Here are some of the latest recalls from the CPSC:
Chicco Polly High Chairs:
Nearly 500,000 of these chairs are being recalled in the United States and another 31,000 in Canada because children can fall on the pegs on the back of the chair. This poses a bruise and laceration hazard for these young users. There have already been more than 20 reports of injuries. If you have one of these chairs, you're urged to contact Chicco to get more information on receiving your free peg cover kit. Call the company at (800) 807-8817.
Downeast Concepts' Children's Beach Chairs:
More than 15,000 of these chairs have been recalled because they have exposed, sharp metal rivets that pose serious laceration hazards to young children. The chairs were sold in purple, blue, yellow and pink. There have already been injury reports submitted. If you have one of these chairs, the company is offering a full refund. Call (800) 343-2424 for more details.
Toddler Girl Aqua Socks by Old Navy:
There are nearly 35,000 pairs of aqua socks that Old Navy is recalling These socks have less traction when worn on wet or smooth surfaces such as hardwood or tile, creating a slip and fall hazard. There have already been two accident and injury reports submitted. The style number 896452 is involved in this recall. If your child has a pair of these socks, discontinue use and take them to any Old Navy store to get a full refund.
Troxel's Flexible Flyer Swing Sets:
Nearly 101,000 swing sets in the U.S. and another 5,000 in Canada are being recalled because the seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard. There have already been more than 1,230 accident reports filed, with nearly 15 injury reports. There are more than 10 models of swing sets that have the seesaw attachment impacted by the recall. If you have one of these sets, call the company at (888) 770-7060 for a free repair kit.