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Products liability: Strollers still on market despite injuries

| Feb 21, 2018 | Products Liability |

Using any type of product could come with certain hazards. Generally, with proper use, most products do not pose a significant risk of harm to consumers. However, if a product has a defect or other issue that leads to injuries to individuals who use the item, the company that makes the product may need to address the issue. Additionally, parties who have been harmed may have reason to file products liability claims.

Connecticut residents may have been affected by Britax jogging strollers, commonly used by parents and other parties to push children. Reports stated that approximately 100 injuries have occurred in relation to using these strollers, and 50 children were among those who suffered harm. Despite these injuries, Britax continues to put the strollers on the market as it believes the injuries would not occur when the product is used in accordance with instructions.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission believes that the product poses considerable risk of injuries to users. In fact, children have suffered head and face injuries, contusions, dental injuries and more, and adults have suffered broken bones and other injuries. Now, the CPSC has filed a lawsuit against Britax due to the company’s refusal to recall these strollers. It was noted that the product was sold across the country.

Individuals who suffer serious injuries such as the ones involved in this situation may face medical bills, time away from work and other damages. When a product itself is considered to be the cause of these injuries, filing products liability claims may be warranted. If Connecticut residents have been seriously injured or otherwise negatively impacted by these strollers or another product, they may wish to look into their legal options for seeking compensation for allowable monetary damages.

Source: kutv.com, “Baby stroller maker refuses to recall strollers after 100 injuries, feds now suing“, Adam Forgie, Feb. 19, 2018

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