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An Active Year for Recalling Children’s Products

By Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Feb. 5, 2011 12:46p

Last year numerous children's products were actively recalled and according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission; the agency had to recall two hundred and thirty different products designed for infants and children, a 63% increase over 2009. Strollers, baby carriers and cribs were the largest offenders and were responsible for several fatalities.

Medication Recalls Also a Problem

Several popular children's medications were also recalled including Johnson & Johnson's Children's Tylenol. As children are smaller and their bodies are more vulnerable, medication products that are defective are looked upon as being even more dangerous. Drug manufacturers, have a responsibility to consumers to ensure their products are safe especially when children are involved.

Safety Commission Bans Drop Side Cribs

By investigating the children's products recalls from last year it was determined that the majority of recalls were related to cribs, especially the cribs that drop on the side (drop side cribs.) There were so many recalls (over two million were recalled in the month of June alone) that the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned drop cribs and they can no longer be sold, manufactured, imported or distributed in the U.S. These new laws extend in application to hotels and motels, child care centers and other locations that might have need for cribs.

If you have been the victim of a dangerous product in the Santa Clarita area, you need to contact a Santa Clarita personal injury lawyer who can help you. At the Law Offices of Gerald Marcus, we are familiar with product liability laws and know how to apply these laws to personal injury lawsuits. Once we get the details and determine the cause of the defective product, you may be able to hold the designer, manufacturer or supplier responsible for any damages.

Contact a Santa Clarita Product Liability Attorney in our office for a free consultation today.

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