Posted On: January 24, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Defective Product Recalls Include Children's Products, Blinds and Stools

Cribs, baby garments, blinds, and stools recalled

According to this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a Stork Craft baby crib recall was initiated, recalling some 535,000 cribs in the U.S. The cribs, made in Canada, China, and Indonesia by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. were recalled because the metal mattress-support brackets can crack and break. A child could get trapped or suffocate if the mattress were to collapse.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is aware of 10 incidents of support brackets that broke. In one incident a child was trapped between the mattress and the side rail with no injuries.

Also, recalled Taggies Sleep’n Play baby garments, made in China and imported by Rashti & Rashti were potentially dangerous as the snaps on the garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. In July 2008, the company recalled two Taggies Sleep’n Play style baby garments, including the Butterfly Applique and the Fun Dog Print. The recall has been expanded to include the Dinosaur Applique and the Pink Toss Print styles. The garments are one-piece coveralls with snaps down the front.

Ryobi corded circular saws made in China by One World Technologies Inc., have also been recalled because the return spring on the product’s lower blade guard can break, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Milan vanity stools, manufactured in China are being recalled because loose screws can cause the legs to break or separate. The company has received nine reports of broken or separated stool legs, including seven reports of minor injuries.

Roman shades and roll-up blinds distributed by Cost Plus Inc. are being recalled because the cords pose a strangulation hazard for young children. No incidents have been reported with the blinds in this recall, but CPSC is aware of the deaths of three children involving similar styles of blinds and shades.

Richland Hills is recalling sliced apples, produced by Sunset Orchard, because they might be contaminated with the food-borne illness, Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The recalled products’ labels include Apple Dippers, Organic Sliced Apples, Crunch Pak Organic Slices Apples and Apple Nibblers. The recalled products also include Pearson Foods fruit trays.

As a consumer, you have the right to assume that products you purchase or use have been produced in a manner that would ensure that they are safe and free from unreasonable risks. If a company manufactures a product that is hazardous to the user, the company must be held liable for any injuries or fatalities that occurred due to the faulty product.

At Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano, LLP, a team of dedicated and skilled legal professionals has years of experience representing seriously injured clients throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered serious injuries as the result of defective and dangerous products. If you have been the victim of bodily injuries due to a faulty product, please contact an aggressive Philadelphia defective product attorney at Cherry Fieger and Marciano, LLP. for a free consultation.