Recalled and Defective Strollers
New Jersey Product Recall Attorney on Stroller Injuries
All manufacturing companies have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe for consumers. Those that produce items for use by children must take extra precautions and consider additional product safety factors. For example, a child has smaller fingers than an adult, which can get caught in small apertures or holes, causing serious injuries. Manufacturers of goods like strollers must consider these possibilities when designing their products. When companies neglect this duty or fail to inform consumers of potential dangers, child injuries often result.
If you or your child was injured by a defective or recalled stroller, a New Jersey product liability attorney from our firm may be able to help. Our lawyers understand how stressful any child injury can be to the whole family. We can investigate the product defect that caused the injury, determine who is responsible and help you hold the negligent party accountable for the damages. In the past, our product defect attorneys have helped clients injured by Maclaren and Graco strollers, which were both subject to product recalls. We offer free consultations and reduced contingency fees for child injury cases.
What Are the Dangers of Defective Strollers?
Although parents must still monitor children at all times, strollers should be reasonably safe. However, manufacturing and design defects in strollers can cause permanent injuries, such as amputations and even wrongful death. The hazards associated with defective strollers include:
- Choking hazards. Small parts or easily torn padding can pose a choking risk to young children.
- Defective folding mechanisms. Some strollers, including some models sold by Graco and Maclaren, fold up for easy storage. However, defective hinges may cause finger amputations and severe lacerations in children.
- Broken or defective wheels. Particularly dangerous in defective jogging strollers, faulty wheels can result in a stroller falling or overturning. This can cause serious brain and facial injuries, as well an increased risk of wrongful death.
- Defective brakes. Stroller should have locking brake mechanisms to prevent them from rolling away when stationary. When these brakes are defective, the stroller may roll and fall.
- Safety harness and tray defects. A product defect in the restraints or tray can lead to a child becoming trapped or asphyxiated.
Most of these kinds of defects result when a stroller manufacturer neglects product safety standards. Sometimes, as with the Graco and Maclaren product recalls, design defects make some part of the stroller inherently unsafe. If the design is safe, mistakes during the manufacturing process can lead to a dangerous product defect.
Often, manufacturing companies issue product recalls for strollers with defects. However, this typically only happens after a number of children are already injured. Even if there is no recall, you may be able to recover compensation from the company at fault. Sometimes, you may also be able to include the retailer or marketing company in your product liability lawsuit.
For More on Recalled Stroller Cases, Call a New Jersey Product Liability Attorney
If you or your child sustained injuries caused by a defective stroller, a product liability attorney from our law firm may be able to help. We represent clients across New Jersey, including the Red Bank, New Brunswick and Newark areas. We understand how costly and stressful a child injury can be, so we offer reduced contingency fees for cases involving children.
Contact us online or call one of our offices to set up a free initial consultation today.