Baby Product Defect
Although many baby products are designed to keep newborns safe, some of them have design defects or equipment malfunctions that can severely injure or kill precious infants. In fact, a number of different product recalls have been issued over the years due to the fact that they have been reported to seriously injure babies. If you believe your infant has been injured as a result of a defective infant product and you live in the Las Vegas area, the skilled product liability lawyers at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, are available to evaluate your case in detail and with great care.
For more than 30 years, we have been providing our clients with superior professional legal representation in the courtroom, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. We have extensive experience aggressively litigating against insurance companies and corporate lawyers to help our clients recover the maximum possible compensation, especially when it comes to cases involving infants.
Types of Defective Baby Products
Some of the different types of baby products that have been recalled include:
- baby gates
- bottles and bottle warmers
- car seats
- education kits (due to exposure to toxins, such as lead)
- unsafe toys
One of the most recent recalls was issued in November 2009 for drop-side cribs that were trapping children between a mattress and the unit due to hardware flaws. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 2.1 million baby cribs were recalled as a result of this defect.
Defective Baby Bottles
In 2008, researchers found that many popular brands of baby bottles may be exposing newborns to the toxic chemical known as bisphenol-A (BPA). With enough exposure, BPA can cause severe developmental and reproductive damage that, in the worst cases, can cause breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Baby bottles suspected of leaking BPA when heated to 175°F include those produced by:
- Dr. Brown
Despite these findings, the Food and Drug Administration has yet to officially recall these baby bottles, and many retailers are still carrying them.
Defective Baby Seats
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, over the past decade, nearly 10 million child car seats have been recalled by 4 major manufacturers. Those recalled were produced by:
- Century Products
- Cosco, Inc.
- Evenflo Company, Inc.
- Kolcraft Enterprises
These defective infant car seats have been reported to cause a range of serious injuries, including concussion, bone fracture, skull fracture and traumatic brain injury.