Children are not quality control

Every parent knows that nothing is 100 percent child proof. With so many product recalls and safety issues out there right now parents have to be asking themselves what is safe? The truth is, we really don’t know. It’s not completely unheard of to have last year’s most popular toy turn into this year’s most urgent recall.

It is no longer just the explicitly dangerous items we have to watch out for either. Parents need to be aware of a wide range of products that may pose a risk to their children. Of course that’s much easier said than done. With everything from pajamas to baby carriers in question, it is too difficult to keep every danger out of reach. If your child has already suffered an injury because of a product’s design, mislabel or defect, there are a few things to keep in mind. Remember that product liability claims can be made against any entity responsible for creating the product and bringing it to the consumer. This means manufacturers, retailers and everyone in between could potentially be on the hook for a product liability claim.

There are plenty of online resources out there to check into current product recalls or safety issues. The Consumer Product Safety Commission updates recall lists daily and gives users the ability to report dangerous products or complaints online. Likewise a products liability attorney can help explain the steps in filing a claim as well as the process of reporting the injury.

With new products bombarding us every day it’s tough to figure out which ones are safe and which ones are not. To keep your family safe, stay knowledgeable about your rights as a consumer.

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