We trust that the items we buy for ourselves and our families will be safe to use and consume. Sure, we hear about product recalls on the news occasionally, but we figure we can count on recalls to let us know if we have something dangerous in our homes. Unfortunately, a recent case involving a three-wheeled stroller shows us that may not always be the case.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, we want to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to a faulty product. When you need a product liability attorney Fort Lauderdale, call us today so we can get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
Most of the time, we can count on knowing when there are faulty products on the market after it is suspected they cause, or could cause, injuries or illnesses. The government website that tracks recalls currently has hundreds of potentially harmful products listed.
In most cases, recalls are issued voluntarily and with the assistance of the FDA or the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). However, when the CPSC got involved in the case of a Britax stroller that has caused injuries, that is not how the process went.
The CPSC has received reports of hundreds of injuries that have occurred due to the front wheel of the Britax BOB stroller malfunctioning while being used. Both children and parents have sustained injuries, some of them serious. The CPSC investigated and asked Britax to recall the product, which the company refused to do. In January of 2018, the CPSC filed a lawsuit to force a recall, but Britax fought it.
After a leadership change at the CPSC, the lawsuit was dropped and the strollers never faced a recall. They got off with simply having to release a safety video about how to properly use the stroller.
Faulty products are out there and they happen in one of three ways:
Regardless of how a product becomes faulty, the company or manufacturer should be held responsible for any injuries caused.
If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to a defective product, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates understands these cases and will work to investigate what happened. We want to ensure that you receive compensation for all of your incident-related expenses. This can include: