These days parents aren’t sure what is and isn’t safe for their children. Product recalls are at an all-time high.
Sometimes even the most basic things made for babies have the potential to harm them, even clothing. Such is the case with the infant onesies and rompers recently recalled by Kiwi Industries due to a choking hazard. It seems the snaps on the garments could separate from the material and cause a child to choke. There had been at least two reports of this happening, and for the moment, there have been no reported injuries.
The problem with product recalls is, although they are the responsible thing to do, not everyone that bought that particular product may hear about its recall for safety reasons. It may have been given as a gift to someone in another state or even country. With the world being what it is today, things and people travel to far locations at a moment’s notice.
Along with this particular product recall, also made in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, came the advice to stop using the clothing immediately. The onesies and rompers were on the market in eight colors and prints. Those concerned may find out which colors and patterns are recalled on the company’s website.
The onesies were for babies and sized from 0 to 3 months right up to 12 to 18 months. The rompers were retailed in sizes 0 to 3 months up to 18 to 24 months. Parents will find the name Kiwi Industries on a tag inside the clothing’s collar. These items were sold at children’s specialty stores in the US from March 2010 to May 2010, and those who purchased these items may return them for an exchange of another product. The company also offered to provide postage free return.
Again, while this is the moral and ethical thing to do, product recalls are only as good as the people who actually hear them, are aware of them, and act on them. If one of these items of clothing did harm a baby whose parents were not aware of the recall, the manufacturer may be held liable for any damages filed in a product liability personal injury lawsuit.
In cases like this, if a child has been harmed, the parents may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to find out where they stand, what their legal rights are, and what they may be able to claim as damages for their child. Largely, that will depend on the nature of the damages, but generally speaking, if a child requires surgery to remove snaps the baby swallowed, or the child went into respiratory arrest because they were choking, the damages may be substantial.
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