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| Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn

A rash of recent baby product recalls may have prompted the Consumer Product Safety Commission to impose new regulations on manufacturers.

The CPSC recently held a unanimous vote for new rules that will require hefty regulations for baby product manufactures. The regulations will require all manufacturers to keep track of product owners. Manufactures will be required to provide consumers with a postage-page registration form. Once the consumer fills out and returns the form, the manufacturer must keep their information on file.

The CPSC hopes this will help consumers find out about recalls faster. Recalls that may be life threatening to their infant or toddler.

Three major recalls were in issued in 2009 after serious injuries occurred in infants and toddlers. The CPSC issued a recall for nearly 500,000 infant car seats after a defective handle was found to put children at serious risk for injury during car accidents. Another recall involving cribs was issued after the defective product caused injuries and bruising to infants and toddlers. The third recall was issued after several children suffered finger amputations. In that recall over two millions strollers were affected.

Hopefully the new regulations imposed by the CPSC will help parents keep their children safe from dangerous and defective products.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm (VA-NC law offices ) edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono service to consumers.


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