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Product Liability - Children's Products
Virginia, Washington, DC, & Maryland
When you purchase a children's product, you assume that it has been created and designed to function without harming your child. Unfortunately, products sold to parents harmed thousands of children last year. If you bought a product that was unsafe or defective and caused an injury to your child, you may want to file a product liability claim.
A defective product is a product that causes injury or damage to a person as a result of a defect in the product itself, its labeling, or use. If a defective product injures your child, then any party in the line of distribution can be held liable for the injury. This includes the manufacturer down to the retailer. If you purchase a product and use it correctly, it should not result in harming you or your child.
There are different types of product liability cases that can be brought concerning a defective product. Manufacturing defect, design defect, failure to warn, and negligence are all different types of product liability claims that can be used to help you recover.
Many times, large retailers will sell a product for months before the makers of the product recall it for being dangerous. By this time, the product may have entered thousands of homes and have been used by thousands of children.
If your child has been the victim of a defective product, then the manufacturer of that product should be held responsible. Many times, manufacturers will attempt to shirk their responsibility for creating a poor product by issuing a recall, however, this does not relieve them of being liable for your child's injury.
Thousands of families are affected by injuries that are caused by faulty products. Not only are there thousands of injuries every year, but children can also die as a result of a manufacturer's carelessness. Some of the more common defective children's products are:
- High Chairs
- Car Seats Portable Cribs
- Bath Seats
- Baby Gates
- Bunk Beds
The law limits the amount of time you have to file your product liability claim, so you should contact an experienced lawyer right away to begin the product liability claim process.
Unfortunately, the products we buy are not always made with the customer's safety in mind. All too often manufacturers will sacrifice your safety in order to make more money. If your child has been injured, or even killed because of a defective children's product in Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland, contact the experienced product liability lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.