BUFFALO, N.Y. – Every parent has a short list of ‘must-have’ items: a crib, a stroller, toys, and a baby carrier. Although these are basic items for any growing family, a new study is warning parents about how dangerous some of these products can be.
More than 66,000 children are sent to emergency rooms each year, after getting injured in an accident related to nursery products. That’s an average of 128 hospitalized infants each day.
According to a new Nationwide Children’s Hospital study, most of these accidents resulted in concussions or other head injuries. In fact, research has found that the majority of the incidents involved a child, usually an infant, falling out of a stroller, carrier or crib.
These basic nursery items are also on the recall list more than any other children’s product or toy. A Buffalo defective product attorney at Cellino & Barnes says parents and expecting parents should at least be aware of these accidents when shopping for their nursery.
“These accidents are more common than most people think, and they’ve happened right here in Buffalo,” defective product lawyer Steve Barnes said. “Parents should be doing their research to make sure they’re looking for products that meet the latest safety standards, and the items they’ve already purchased should be checked for recalls on a regular basis.”
Recalls as a result of defective cribs, strollers and carriers can be found on Recalls.gov, a resource which lists almost all federal consumer product recalls. Buffalo defective product lawyers say parents should also check with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on a regular basis to make sure the products they’ve purchased for their child meet the latest safety standards.
Doctors noted that many of the children’s’ injuries were a result of improper installation, and parents must carefully read directions for many nursery products before putting them together, or setting them up.
Unfortunately, many other injuries are caused by defects in nursery products. These defects can include broken parts, choking or strangulation risks, poor durability, or an overall lack of safety testing.
If your child has been injured as a result of a faulty nursery crib, carrier or stroller, the injuries can be very serious, often impacting a child’s learning ability or progress. Any defective product is unacceptable in today’s safety-focused society – and the products that can injure a child should be immediately pulled off the shelves to save other children and parents the heartache and pain that goes with one of these accidents.
The Buffalo defective product attorneys at Cellino & Barnes have helped many families get compensation for these injuries by holding the manufacturers responsible for negligently marketing unsafe nursery furniture, transports and toys.
Trusted with personal injury matters for over 50 years, Cellino & Barnes has taken many of the nation’s biggest manufacturers to court to make sure safety is the industry’s number-one priority. To find out how our team can help with your situation, contact a Buffalo defective product attorney for a free case evaluation.
Cellino & Barnes (800) 888-8888