One of the agencies tasked with keeping us safe from faulty products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is asking anyone who owns a Fisher-Price baby sleeper to stop using the product if their children are able to roll over. This request comes after several infant deaths dating back to 2015.
At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we know that you do what you can to ensure your family is safe. What you do not expect is that you or a loved one will be harmed due to a defective product. If you need a Montebello product liability attorney, call us today so we can work on getting the compensation you deserve.
Your Safety Is Key
Our consumer system is built around trust and when that trust is violated, we feel betrayed. It is especially shocking to hear stories like the one above, especially when we have infant children. The CSPC is warning consumers to stop using the product when their child is about three months old, the typical age when they can begin to roll over on their own.
There have been 10 deaths reported due to the Fisher-Price baby sleeper in question, with the latest coming last months. A CPSC spokesperson said the agency is investigating the product. “If it turns out that it needs to be recalled, we will move forward with that,” said Patty Davis.
There are many questions that you may have:
- How many deaths are necessary for a recall to take place?
- What is the investigation procedure?
- How long has Fisher-Price known about these dangers?
We are sure that all of this information and more will come out over the course of the CPSC investigation and we sincerely hope that no other family has to go through losing a child due to this product.
We know that there are currently hundreds of products under recall in the US. These products are in every industry, from baby products and medicines to vehicles and foods. While most defective products are discovered during inspections, sometimes they slip through.
Often, the problem is a manufacturing or design problem. Other times, a labeling issue renders an otherwise safe product harmful for consumers due to misleading or absent information. Regardless of how a product causes injuries or deaths, negligent companies need to be held responsible.
Your Next Steps
Nobody should have to think about getting hurt due to a product they have purchased for themselves or their families to use. If that has happened to you, the Hayes Law Firm, APC is ready to step in and help. We will investigate what happened so we can secure compensation for the following:
- All of your medical expenses related to the incident
- Recovery of lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer
When you need a Montebello product liability attorney, you can reach out for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 323-477-1415 .