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Texas Car Seat Injury Attorneys

The Texas Child Seat Defect Attorneys at Griffin Purnell have experience litigating Texas car seat injury cases and have brought specific litigation against Baby Trend for their EZ Flex-loc infant car seat. If you were injured by a seat made by Baby Trend or any other brand, give us a call today.

Every year there are hundreds of recalls relating to vehicle equipment and safety. This is because products containing defective designs are often released into the market for consumer purchase. Unfortunately, some of these products with defective designs are products used for the safety of children and babies. 

When it comes to protecting children, parents try their hardest to create a safe environment and naturally expect the same from manufactures of baby products. However, in many instances baby products are recalled or labeled as unsafe for use after a large number of injuries prompts the recall of the product. These problems have only increased as companies adopt shoddy manufacturing practices at overseas facilities.

History of Car Seat Development and Manufacturing

The history of car seats can be traced back to the early days of the automobile industry. In the early 1900s, cars were considered a luxury item and were only owned by a select few. These early cars did not have any kind of safety features, including seat belts or car seats.

It wasn’t until the 1950s that car seats became more common in vehicles. This was due in large part to the growing popularity of the family car, which made it necessary for manufacturers to include safety features like car seats.

The first car seats were designed to be used by adults and were not very effective at protecting children in the event of a car accident. It wasn’t until the 1960s that car seats specifically designed for children were introduced. These early car seats were made from metal and were not very comfortable for young children.

Over the years, car seats have undergone many changes and improvements. Today, car seats are designed to be safer and more comfortable for both children and adults. They are made from a variety of materials, including plastic and foam, and are designed to protect passengers in the event of a collision.

In addition to the design of car seats, the laws and regulations governing their use have also evolved over time. In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sets standards for car seat safety and has developed a system for rating car seats based on their effectiveness in protecting passengers.

Today, car seats are an essential safety feature in vehicles and are required by law in most countries. They have come a long way from the early metal seats of the 1960s and continue to evolve to provide the best possible protection for passengers of all ages. Unfortunately while much is known about car seat safety not all manufacturers are created equal. 

Today many manufactures are willing to put profit ahead of safety. In the pursuit of higher margins, some manufacturers may cut corners by using cheaper materials or skimping or outright lying about safety testing. In addition, some manufacturers may be more focused on creating car seats that are attractive to consumers rather than those that are safe and effective. This can lead to car seats with flashy designs or features that may not provide the same level of protection as more basic, utilitarian designs. This can lead to car seats that are less effective at protecting passengers in the event of a collision.

Design and manufacturing flaws Have led to seat recalls

Unfortunately products designed to protect our most innocent and vulnerable are prone to defects from negligent manufacturers. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recalled specific models of child seat for the following reasons:

  1. Defective Buckles– poorly designed buckles may release upon impact, or allow a child to unfasten it, or may become stuck and hinder the removal of the child from the vehicle in the event of an accident.
  2. Inadequate Padding– insufficient padding may lead to serious brain or head injuries in the event of a collision.
  3. Defective Base Units– a defective base unit can cause an child or baby to be thrown from the seat in the event of a collision when the base unit fails.
  4. Defective Chest Clips– the harness or chest clips may come unlatched leading to serious injuries regardless of a crash.
  5. Defective Release Buttons– defective release buttons may cause a child to release themselves and become injured, or a defective release button may hinder the efforts to remove a child from the vehicle in the event of a collision.
  6. Inadequate Installation Instructions– unclear instructions may lead to misuse of the carseat and subsequent injuries.
Griffin Purnell is currently in litigation arising from defects present in this Baby Trend® "EZ Flex-loc Infant Car Seat"

The following brands have had recalls against them for defective or unreasonably dangerous children/baby products:

  1. Baby Trend Inc.
  2. Britax Child Safety Inc.
  3. Baby Jogger LLC
  4. Combi USA, Inc.
  5. Diono
  6. Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG)
  7. Graco Children’s Products
  8. Kiddy USA
  9. Lerado Success
  10. Orbit Baby Inc.
  11. Peg Prego U.S.A.
  12. Recaro
  13. Team-Tex America
  14. Triple Play Products
  15. Thorley Industries

The prevalence of defects in children’s automotive safety equipment is a well-founded concern among parents as road traffic is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality. 

The Attorneys at Griffin Purnell share this concern and have worked with experts to investigate and prosecute manufacturers of products designed for children’s road safety. Parents needs compassion and legal expertise in order to protect their legal rights and to hold the manufactures of defective products accountable. If your child has been injured or killed by a defective road safety product, contact the attorneys at Griffin Purnell today.

Representative Case - Baby Trend Inc.

Griffin Purnell was recently involved in litigation against Baby Trend, Inc. for injuries cause by their “EZ Flex-loc Infant Car Seat.” Our suit alleged significant design and manufacturing defects which rendered the car seat defective in the event of an emergency. 

If your child was injured by a Baby Trend Child Seat please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Griffin Purnell Attorneys

Experienced Litigation Team

With over 100 verdicts and 10,000+ hours in trial the attorneys at Griffin Purnell are ready to advocate for your interests. 

Whether you personally suffered a loss or are the family member of someone who has been injured or lost their life due to defects in baby products – we are here to ensure you are protected and properly compensated.

Our Low Volume - High Pace - Approach

Our low-volume litigation approach allows us to dedicate the time and energy needed to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients. This model involves meticulous research for each case using the latest legal databases, publications, and even active pleadings in comparable jurisdictions.

Griffin Purnell understands that “justice delayed is justice denied.” Thats why we’ve committed to establishing a “fast pace” at the onset of each dispute and ensuring that the other side sticks to their deadlines.

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