Baby Car Seat Carriers Recalled
On December 18, a baby product manufacturer recalled about 447,000 of its infant car seat carriers, including some branded with Eddie Bauer and Disney logos, after dozens of reports of the carrier’s handle coming loose.
According to an Associated Press article on Philly.com, there have been at least three injuries to babies, including bumps, bruises, and a head injury. There have been 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the products.
The government told consumers to immediately stop using the seat’s carrying handle. The bolts that attach the handle to the seat can loosen, causing the handle to possibly separate and create a fall hazard for babies.
The recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, and Disney branded infant car seat carriers with certain model numbers. They were sold at department and children’s product stores nationwide from January 2008 through this month.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Dorel Juvenile Group announced the recall.
Consumers should not use the handle until a repair kit has been installed.
The traffic safety agency said the car seat is safe for use in a vehicle because it meets federal safety standards.
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.
If you have a defective product claim, such as an injury due to a defective baby carrier, you will require the representation of a Philadelphia products liability attorney from Cherry Fieger and Marciano, LLP to handle all of the complexities involved with this type of case. There are many steps to a product liability case, beginning with proving that the product was in fact defective, next proving the product was the cause of the injury, and finally proving that the product was not used unreasonably. Please contact our firm today to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.