No matter how attentive a parent is, accidents happen and any head injury to an infant should be taken seriously. Recognizing this, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about Bumbo Baby Seats. The CPSC is advising parents and caregivier, bluntly, “Do not use the chair on an elevated surface.”
The baby seats were recalled in 2007, but children continue to fall out of the chairs and onto their heads. At least 45 babies have suffered brain injuries such as fractured skulls over the past four years.
As a Virginia (VA) personal injury attorney who deals with product liability, I urge parents to watch carefully for product recalls and seek out manufacturers' safety alerts when buying infant toys and care products. When a product is found to cause injuries, its maker can potentially be held liable in an injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
If your child has been hurt by a defective product, you need to hire the best product liability lawyer you can find. Your child’s future health and safety cany rest on the decisions you make regarding legal representation. To help parent’s in their time of need, my law firm offers the free Child Injury Guide: What To Do If Child Gets Hurt in an Accident.
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