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Baby Product Defects

Child Car Safety Seat Injuries

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.

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 is currently involved in litigation against Baby Trend, Inc. for injuries cause by their “EZ Flex-loc Infant Car Seat.” Our suit alleges 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

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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.

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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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