West Virginia residents may be aware of the dangers of a defective product. Finding out a defective product made for babies or young children was sold can be a scary time for any parent, grandparent, or other caregiver. A recent article discussing a recall of a popular baby items has drawn the attention of many.
The item, which has been recalled, is a baby jumper. The Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper was recalled for a defective item. Nearly 400,000 of these jumpers have been involved in the recall. The product was sold for three years at stores and was also available for purchase online. The retail price of the item was reportedly $90.
Although a recall was in fact issued, that is little help to the children that had already been injured by the product. An exact number of reported injuries during that three year time span were not listed. Parents and other buyers typically expect when buying a baby toy that it has been thoroughly tested and is safe for use. When a problem such as this occurs, it can be not only a scary occurrence, but a costly experience should the child require medical attention. Any parent or guardian of a child affected by this product may want to look into the applicable laws to find out if a civil suit is warranted.
Any West Virginia resident that believes they have been the victim of a defective product could benefit from taking a proactive approach. By having an understanding of one’s rights, they can better determine if any further action is appropriate. In the case a civil suit is appropriate, a person could possibly recover any expenses directly related to an accident or injury caused by the defective product.
Source: Source: New York Daily News, “Baby Einstein jumpers recalled after dozens of injuries reported,” Victoria Taylor, July 24, 2013