What you should know about nursery products and product liability

What you should know about nursery products and product liability

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, during the year 2012, there was an estimated 77,900 cases of reported injuries and/or deaths for children that were under the age of 5. These injuries and/or deaths were usually tied to the use of an assortment of different types of nursery products, including everything from infant carriers and high chairs to strollers.

Interestingly, when there is a problem with a product the rules for pursuing legal recourse for these types of injuries are considered somewhat different than the rules that apply to ordinary injury cases. Instead, cases for these types of injuries generally fall under the statute of liability law. This is often good fortune for plaintiffs seeking damages since unlike most cases that have to adhere to personal injury laws, liability law will sometimes work to make it easier for parents of injured children to recover damages.

The term "product liability" actually means that when a defective product is put on the market, the manufacturer and seller can be held responsible if there is a problem. This is because the law states when a product has a defect or can cause harm, the product violates, or rather, does not fall under the requirements of meeting the ordinary expectations of the consumer who has bought the item in good faith believing that it works correctly.

Parents who believe their child may have been injured or have had a death due to the possibility of an unsafe product may find it useful to visit our website for more information about liability law in the state of California.


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