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What are some ways parents and guardians can prevent tip-over accidents and fatalities?
- Use sturdy furniture.
- Secure your TVs.
- Mount flat-screen TVs.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure TVs and furniture is properly secured.
- Have CRT (older) TVs stable and low to the ground.
- Secure top-heavy furniture.
- Remove tempting objects, such as toys, remote controls, from the top of TVs and dressers.
- Keep an eye on your children.
What percentage of tip-over fatalities involves toddlers?
Two-thirds of tip-over fatalities involve toddlers.
What is the most common place in the home for a tip-over fatality to occur?
42 percent of tip-over fatalities occurred in a bedroom.
What should I do in the event of a product recall?
You should immediately stop using the product. Next, you should contact the manufacturer who will have detailed instructions on how you should deal with the defective product and the next steps to take. You will either be instructed to return the defective product to the store for a properly working item, receive the cash value you paid for the item, or the manufacturer will send you out a replacement. The resolution will depend on the type of product and the risks associated with injury or death.
What should I do if I suffer injury due to a defective product in Florida?
Accident victims must act quickly and seek legal advice from a knowledgeable and experienced attorney as soon as possible after suffering an injury from a dangerous or defective product. At the law firm of Michael T. Gibson, we hold manufacturers and all responsible parties accountable for the injuries and harm they have caused consumers, product users and bystanders. Our team of skilled attorneys, investigators and qualified experts investigate all aspects relating to your claim, identifying the defect and how it caused the damages.
It is important to remember, that in Florida there is a limited amount of time an accident victim has to file a products liability lawsuit. These time limits are referred to as the “statute of limitations.” An action must be brought within four years from the time when the injury occurred or should have been discovered, or else your right to file a lawsuit for your injuries and damages will be lost forever. Florida has also enacted a 12-year statute of repose, which can bar actions that are not brought within 12 years of the initial sale of a product.
What three models of Fisher-Price infant cradle swings have recently been recalled?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the three models include: CHM84 Soothing Savanna Cradle ‘n Swing, CMR40 Sweet Surroundings Cradle ‘n Swing and CMR43 Sweet Surroundings Butterfly Friends Cradle ‘n Swing. The 34,000 recalled infant swings pose serious fall hazards and were sold at BuyBuybaby, Target, along with other stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and other websites between November 2015 and March 2016 for approximately $170. Consumers can reach out to Fisher-Price directly at 800-432-5437 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.service.mattel.com and click on Recalls & Safety Alerts for additional information.
Call 407-490-1271 With Your Consumer Alert and Product Recall Questions
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a damaged or defective product or toy it is important to contact an experienced Orlando Products Liability Lawyer immediately. Product manufactures have a legal responsibility to provide products and toys that are safe and work in their intended manner, this is especially important of children’s’ product and toy manufacturers. Our experienced team of accident attorneys can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, future medical treatment, loss of wages, pain and suffering, etc. Feel free to fill out our quick contact form on our website to discuss your legal options in greater detail.