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Boy In Florida Gets Trapped In A Cooler

Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A.
Product Liability
Apr 20, 2019

Earlier in March, a Florida boy got trapped inside of a cooler while playing hide and go seek. The incident has prompted various recalls on different products throughout the US. Today, we want to discuss some of the issues involved in this case as well as the reaction.

You can count on Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates to be by your side if you or a loved one have been injured due to a faulty product. When you need a Fort Lauderdale product liability attorney, we will work to secure compensation for all of your incident-related expenses.

What Happened Here?

The Wanes family found Nicholas, 5-years-old, locked inside of a cooler on the back deck. He wanted to find a good hiding place. Surveillance footage shows him climbing into a large cooler and playing around inside for a few minutes before the cooler closes completely and latches itself. Nicholas began screaming when he realized he could not get out. His parents, thankfully, were close by and able to get him out. If the had not been there, he could have died.

Nicholas’s father, Robert, says that the cooler’s manufacturer, Igloo, has a poor cooler design. He wants them to have a way to open the cooler from the inside. He says it is too each for a child to lock themselves inside with the current design.

In a surprising move, Igloo agreed with the family. They have recalled four products due to this incident.

“It has been brought to our attention that a child recently, inadvertently trapped himself inside one of our products,” a company statement said. They went on to say that they have identified the problem and that their engineers are working on improvements.

Faulty Products

If we look at the website that tracks current recalls in the US, we will find hundreds of faulty products that have made it to our shelves and into our homes. Unfortunately for many people, some defects are not discovered until after an injury, illness, or fatality occurs.

We know that most problems revolve around faulty designs, manufacturing errors, and problems with a product’s label. It is important that companies and manufacturers do everything they can to ensure that their products are safe and take steps to remedy any issues that are discovered.

Moving Forward Now

If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to a faulty product, you need to seek legal assistance. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to be by your side to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. This includes coverage for the following:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

We know that it can be intimidating to go against large corporations and insurance companies, but we will not back down. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 305-831-4333.

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