Product Liability

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Product liability involves the responsibility of product manufacturers who produced goods that caused harm to their consumers. There are several baby products that were recalled after hurting or killing young children. Learn more about product liability and which products your family should avoid.

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What is Product Liability?

Product liability is the responsibility of any parties involved in the making of a product that harmed others, according to Cornell Law.

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Consumers should feel at ease knowing the goods they buy are SAFE for their family to use

Consumers should feel at ease knowing the goods they buy are safe for their family to use. Manufacturers have the responsibility and means to ensure their products are safe.

When these companies fail to keep their goods from hurting people, they may be held legally responsible for the harm they have caused.

According to Cornell Law, there are several guidelines that must be met to file a product liability lawsuit.

The grounds for product liability are as follows:

  • The defendant (manufacturer) sells a product that the plaintiff (general public) uses
  • The defendant is the commercial seller of the named product
  • The plaintiff suffers physical harm from the product
  • The product was defective at the time the defendant sold it
  • The product defect was the actual cause of the injury

People who have bought unsafe and defective products may be able to access financial compensation for the harm they suffered.

Recalled and Dangerous Baby Products

Unfortunately, there are several baby products that have been recalled due to the dangers they pose to young children.

Parents should be able to trust the products they purchase for their babies are safe and will not cause any harm. Sadly, some baby products may cause serious injury or even death.

  • Boppy

    Infant Formula

    One product that has caused harm to children is baby formula. Brands such as Enfamil™ and Similac® have products that have been found to increase the risk of serious intestinal diseases in premature and low-birth-weight children. Although these formulas don’t have an open recall as of March 2022, they pose a severe risk to infants.

  • Rock n' Play

    Rock n' Play

    Infant inclined sleepers can pose a serious threat to the well-being of children. Fisher-Price® Rock ‘n Play Sleeper™products have been recalled for increasing the risk of accidental suffocation.

  • Boppy Pillow

    Boppy Pillow

    The Boppy Company has recalled three Boppy® Newborn Lounger products. These infant pillows can suffocate children if they roll over, move, or switch positions that restrict breathing.

Take Legal Action for Product Liability

Those who have purchased recalled goods and have been harmed may be able to access financial compensation.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a recalled baby product such as the ones listed above, you may be able to take legal action.

Manufacturers have a responsibility to protect their consumers and ensure their products won’t harm or kill those who use them. These corporations have the means to test the safety of the products they manufacture. However, many companies chose profits over the well-being of their customers.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a recalled baby product, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. Contact our team today to learn more about taking legal action.

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  1. Legal Information Institute. (n.d.). Products liability. Legal Information Institute. Retrieved March 4, 2022, from https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/products_liability
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