Unfortunately these regulations and the testing of children’s products are sometimes ignored or skimped on by those who put profit before safety. Some unsafe children’s products remain on the shelf for sale even though they may have been recalled. A personal injury attorney can determine if you have a valid claim for an injury by a dangerous or defective children’s product and gather the necessary evidence and records needed to successfully pursue an injury claim.
Retailers, especially thrift store and re-sale shops may sell re-called, unsafe and/or defective children’s products which they received through donation. The owners and managers of thrift and re-sale shops have an obligation to make sure these products are safe to sell. It is against the law to sell recalled unsafe or defective children’s products.
Some of the most common children’s products which cause injury are highchairs, booster seats, cribs, playpens, and strollers although there are many other children’s products & toys which have caused serious injury. Research has shown that although millions of children’s products and toys have been recalled in recent years for not meeting safety standards, the number of unsafe items actually returned is very low.