Is your child’s clothing safe?
Current styles, especially clothing with drawstrings, such as hoodies, have brought new injury risks.
Unfortunately, hundreds of children’s clothing is recalled each year because they contain drawstrings that can pose strangulation hazards, small parts that can cause choking problems and some fail to meet flammability standards.
Every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people are injured due to defective products. In addition, defective products cause thousands more to die. While product designers, manufacturers and distributors have a legal duty to ensure that their product is constructed safely and properly, this is not always the case.
Are you aware that a drawstring on a hood or neck area can catch in a small gap in playground equipment, especially if it has a large toggle or decorative item? How about getting off the school bus? A dangling drawstring may catch in the handrail and if the bus door closes, your child can be dragged and run over by the bus wheels.
I know your child wants the latest fashion wear; however, choosing your child’s clothing wisely can save his or her from injury or even death. Choose clothing without drawstrings. Look for snaps, Velcro or buttons. If your child’s hood comes with a drawstring, remove it. Warn your children to pay attention to dangling items.
If your child is injured as a result of a defective product, you are no doubt feeling angry, stressed and overwhelmed. You may not know where to begin or how to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your child’s injury.
The lawyers of Welebir | Tierney have the trial experience to help you recover the loss of your time with monetary compensation. Contact our defective product attorneys so that we can evaluate your injury and the specifics of your case.