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As you may know from recent news reports, General Motors is currently involved in extensive litigation over 13 deaths that plaintiffs argue were caused by a faulty ignition switch on their GM manufactured vehicles. The allegedly defective switches were manufactured for GM by Delphi Automotive and have been used in an estimated 2.6 million cars which are now subject to recall to replace the defective switches. Of the defective vehicles, about 30,000 are currently being repaired, with the others scheduled for repairs down the line, as a judge recently declined to issue a “park it now” warning which would have taken all 2.6 million cars off the road immediately.
Joellyn Swope works as a home health services provider in the Houston area. One of her patients was in a semi-comatose state, and “lacked conscious control over her physical movement,” according to Swope. She was assisting this immobile patient by herself, with no other coworkers in the home.
Before you buy your children’s Christmas gifts this year, it is important that you do your research.
According to World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H), “one child is treated in U.S emergency rooms every three minutes for a toy-related injury.” In 2017, thirteen of these cases resulted in death with the victims all being under the age of twelve.
To ensure you are keeping your children and family safe this Christmas, be sure to do the following:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monitors and regulates all toys on the market to ensure that products made-or imported into the United States before 1995- follow their standards.
Some of these guidelines include:
- Painted toys must use lead-free paint.
- Toys made of fabric should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Stuffed toys should be washable.
Avoid purchasing older toys as they may not meet current safety standards.
Between January 2017 and October 2018, an estimated 3.5 million units toys were recalled in the United States and Canada. While the CSPC provides up to date information regarding product recalls, many consumers are never notified of these updates so its imperative that you monitor these sites regularly.
W.A.T.C.H also releases a list of safety alerts and lists of the most dangerous children’s toys on the market.
Remain cautious when purchasing new toys. Defects and poor design are red flags that there is a safety concern. Carefully read any and all warning labels and look out for the letters “ASTM“. This is to let you know that the toy meets the national safety standard created by the American Society for Testing Materials.
You should also ensure that the toy you are giving your child is age appropriate. For example, toys with small parts can present an increased chocking risk for toddlers and young children.
If you believe that a toy you have purchased is unsafe or does not meet CPSC guidelines, you can call their hotline at (800) 638-CPSC.
If injured by a dangerous consumer product, you may be able to recover damages by filing a product liability lawsuit. The attorneys at Reyes, Browne & Reilley can help you get started today. Contact us now for legal help at 214-526-7900.
The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund has found asbestos in crayons. The agency conducted tests on six brands of crayons sold at Dollar Tree. Five of the six brands passed, with the exception of Playskool. Dangerous amounts of Tremoline were detected inside of their green crayon. Tremoline is a type of Asbestos, and exposure to this harmful chemical can cause life threatening complications such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and others.
Child safety seats can pose a great risk to the children when not tested thoroughly
There’s nothing in the world more important to us than our children. We will go to great lengths to protect them as much as possible – particularly when on the road. Unfortunately, there are far too many defective child safety seats produced today and there are often devastating consequences as a result of these defects.
While a child safety seat may seem like a fairly simple device, thousands of hours must go into engineering the seat for proper safety in every circumstance. Safety seats that aren’t properly engineered, or aren’t tested thoroughly, pose a great risk to the children who use them. At times, even if a seat is engineered and tested properly, errors may occur during manufacturing – again, posing great risk to the user.
Enlisting Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm to handle a defective child safety seat claim is beneficial because:
- We know the law, what victims legally deserve, and what insurance companies and manufacturers are required to provide.
- We can help victims complete and file all appropriate paperwork, avoiding costly mistakes and explaining everything in plain English.
- We will work with you throughout a trial, or until a settlement is reached.
If your child or a child you care about has been in a child safety seat related accident, please call us at (214) 526-7900 or fill out our Case Review Contact Form to the right on this page to find out what your case is worth.