As parents, we have a reasonable expectation that the toys and products we buy for our children should be free from defect and meet the safety standards established for consumer products. But every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues recalls for thousands of toys and products we rely on every day in the lives of our children.
Many children's product recalls are due to manufacturer's defects that create safety hazards for children. Products such as play pens, car seats, high chairs, cribs, walkers, infant formula, electronic devices and many others have been recalled because they pose a risk of serious injury to the children who use them.
Nowadays it takes a great deal of time to stay on top of what are the safest products to use for your children - it can feel like a full time job to research the best and safest stroller, the car seat with the best crash rating, or whether or not the toy you just bought has been recalled due to lead paint or choking hazards.
Below are links to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's lists of product recalls for toys and other children's products, which are also listed in the feed to the right. These are great sites to bookmark when doing your research about children's products.
CPSC List of Infant/Child Product Recalls (not including toys)
What to do if your child was injured due to a defective product
If your child was injured due to a defect in a children's product, you should discuss your case with an experienced product liability lawyer immediately to protect your legal rights. Most states limit the amount of time you can wait before filing a product liability lawsuit, and this time period, or statute of limitations, varies from state to state. Get a free case evaluation today and find out what steps you should take to make sure your child doesn't pay the price for the manufacturer's mistake.