The South El Monte, California based baby product company Le Hing, Inc has been asked to recall about 200 baby walkers, all of which have the serial number L-0809EN.
The walkers are a potential child safety hazard as they have not been designed to fit through a regular door way and can also be easily rolled down a flight of stairs by the child. The walkers, which are either blue or pink with a white tray, were sold from June to August 2009 and has the serial number printed on the side of the box.
Our office urges all parents to return these baby walkers immediately to the store where they purchased the product or directly to the manufacturer as they are a major safety risk. Also, we wish to say that those parents who use a baby walker, of any kind, must be very vigilant and ensure that they are always around their baby so that their baby does not walk down the stairs unexpectedly.
Ross Jurewitz is a San Diego baby injury attorney and the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been killed in a California child accident, please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book, The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
New studies pertaining to child injury show that All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are responsible for causing severe injuries like amputations and spinal injuries in children. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting, in New Orleans.
As per the paper, ATV-associated fatalities have increased nearly 60 percent between 2000 and 2005, while non-fatal injuries have risen 48 percent. The three-wheeled ATVs have been banned, but the four-wheeled, multi-rider ATVs are getting popular, though they are also not that safe. It has also been found that people involved in a multirider ATV accident are over 10 times as likely to need an amputation as people involved in a single rider ATV.
California has had the most ATV-related deaths of children of any state. Well clearly, the course of action seems evident. Children really should not be driving these vehicles. After all it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Ross Jurewitz is the San Diego child injury lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a child injury incident in California, please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book, The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
A San Diego based company, Infantino, has recalled its SlingRider model of baby slings from Canada and the U.S. after the model was associated with three infant deaths last year. More than one million SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo baby slings have been recalled in U.S. and around 15,000 in Canada. This is the second recall for Infantino in three years.
As per the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), infants are likely to suffer from suffocation in these soft fabric slings. Parents with infants who are younger than four months have been advised against using the sling. The commission had received incident reports relating to the deaths in infants including a seven-week old infant in Philadelphia; a six-day old in Salem, Oregon; and a three-month old baby in Cincinnati, Ohio. There have been 13 such deaths related to sling carriers.
The president of this sling manufacturing company, Jack Vresics, has announced that the company will offer a free replacement baby carrier, activity gym, or shopping-cart cover to any affected consumer. At the moment, there are no safety standards that manufacturers adhere to while making baby slings. But ASTM International is in the process of developing such guidelines for soft slings.
Ross Jurewitz is the child injury lawyer in San Diego and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a child injury accident in California, please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book, The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
This week was highlighted by product recalls of cribs and strollers after several serious injuries were reportedly suffered by babies and infants. Graco strollers recalled over one million strollers after at least five children had their fingers amputated when they became caught in the canopy hinge. At least two others suffered severe lacerations. Dorel Asia Cribs also recalled over 600,000 cribs after it was discovered that the crib left sufficient space for a baby’s head to become trapped, leading to suffocation.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA Home Furnishings of Conhohocken, PA announced the recall of LEOPARD highchairs due to the discovery that snap lockes securing the seat to the frame have been found to break and allow the seat to fall away and the child to fall through the frame. Clearly this poses a hazard to small children.
In addition, detached snap locks may pose a choking hazard to children. To date there have been 11 reports throughout the world of failing snap locks. One report included a story of a small child falling through the frame and bruising his legs. Another report has a child placing a detached snap lock in his mouth. It should be noted that none of these reported events have occurred in the United States. Yet, to avoid such an event from happening on U.S. soil, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued its’ recall.
The issued recall involves LEOPARD highchairs of all colors sold as a seat and a frame individually. These items have a label that states “Made in Italy” and have a five-digit supplier number (19589).
If you have purchased one of these recalled highchairs and contact IKEA at 888-966-4532 or contact them through the company’s website at www.ikea-usa.com.
Tylenol announced on September 24 that it was recalling Children’s Tylenol and over 20 other children’s and infant’s liquid products due to bacteria found in the medicines manufactured between April and June 2008.
The bacteria is believed to be in the inactive ingredients in the products. While the product as manufactured met all specifications, the recall was carried out at the warehouse and retail levels. Products currently on the store shelves have been deemed to be safe by the manufacturer, McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Among the recalled children’s products are Children’s Tylenol Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape, Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4 oz. Cherry, and Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drop 1 oz. Grape.
While the scare is definitely present, we applaud the company from proactively recalling these potentially dangerous products once the bacteria was discovered. If you have any questions about the medicines that were recalled or the effect of the recall, please call 800-961-5357. You can also check the lot number on any products you may have around your home and compare it to the list found on the Tylenol website.