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Manufacturers and distributors of children’s products have an enormous responsibility to provide the consumer market with products that will not pose personal injury hazards. While thousands of bright and colorful products fill the shelves of children’s stores, many may threaten the safety of our children. West Virginia parents may want to learn about the recent recall of a defective product that was sold nationwide.

The recall was announced by the distributors of Dream On Me play yards after it was determined that the product’s rails could collapse, causing a strangulation hazard. Features of the play yards include adjustable height, interchangeable soft toy attachments, a storage pocket and carrying case. A label that is attached to the mattress bears the identifying model numbers of the six recalled models.

The Dream On Me play yards were available from online stores such as Toys R Us, Amazon, Kohls, Wayfair and Walmart between March 2010 and January 2014. The company urges consumers to avoid using the product until obtaining a free repair kit that will be provided. Although no injuries or incidents have been reported, the play yards pose a grave danger.

West Virginia parents whose children have suffered injuries that were caused by a defective product may be facing high medical bills that were brought about by the incident. They may choose to pursue compensation for expenses by filing a products liability claim in a civil court. As defendants, the plaintiff may name the manufacturer, retailer or online store, along with others in the supply chain. If such a claim is successful, the court may award monetary compensation to cover losses incurred.

Source: consumeraffairs.com, “Dream On Me recalls play yards“, James Limbach, Dec. 10, 2014