Number of Children’s Product Recalls Drop, But Injuries Rise

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February 18, 2013 | Products Liability |

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Kids in Danger (KID) recently released their annual report on children’s product recalls from the previous year. Overall, there were 97 children’s product recalls. The last time there were fewer than 100 children’s product recalls was in 2004. In 2012, the number of children’s product recalls dropped by 20 percent, but the number of incidents (up 49 percent), injuries (up 42 percent) and deaths (up 200 percent) associated with those products drastically rose over the year.

Product Recall Report Findings

Findings of the report include the following:

  • 31 percent of the recalls were for nursery products bought to be used with the most vulnerable consumers—infants and toddlers
  • One product, the Flexible Flyer Swing Set, had 1,232 reported incidents before consumers were alerted to the dangers through the recall
  • Eight children and one adult died prior to the recall of these products
  • One of the most deadly products, the Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliner by Baby Matters, was not recalled by the manufacturer but by retailers who stepped up to offer refunds to consumers
  • Sleep environment products continue to pose a significant hazard, with 7 deaths associated with these products

KID recommends that parents check the products used with their children at SaferProducts.gov for recalls and injury reports and sign up for safety updates at KidsInDanger.org.

Contact a Products Liability Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective product, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Products Liability Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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