Toy Recall Illustrates Risk to Toddlers in South Florida

If you’ve got children in your home, it’s time to listen up.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), officials with Kids II are recalling their Baby Einstein Activity Jumpers because of impact hazards.  What can happen, according to reports, is the toy can snag backward, posing serious injury threats to your child.

Our Boca Raton injury lawyers are asking all parents and guardians to take this item from children.  Discontinue use and pay attention to the warnings.  What can happen here is the “sun” toy attached to the jumper can rebound with some serious force and can injure your infant.  There are about 400,000 of these jumpers in the U.S. and another 9,000 in Canada.

Model number 90564 falls under this recall.  You can find this number on the tag that is attached to the bottom of the seat.

So far, there have been roughly 100 reports of accidents and injuries.  There were more than 60 injuries reported, including serious lacerations and bruising to the face. A 7-month-old suffered a severe lineal skull fracture.  One adult even suffered a chipped tooth.

If you’ve got one, call Kids II at (877) 325-7056 anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  You can also contact the company by visiting their website.  There will be a Recall link at the bottom of the page to offer you further instructions.  By contacting the company, you can get a replacement toy attachment.

According to the CPSC, there were close to 15 reports of toy-related fatalities that happened in 2011 among children under the age of 15.  Twelve of those victims were under the age of 12.  In addition to those fatalities, there were another 263,000 toy-related injuries treated is U.S. emergency rooms during the same year.  That’s an increase of nearly 10,000 from the previous year.  In many cases, our youngest children are most at risk. A plurality (close to 45 percent) of the estimated emergency department-treated injuries were classified as lacerations, abrasions or contusions.  Close to half of the estimated injuries were to the face and head, the most commonly affected area of the body.

Safety recalls should always be taken seriously and addressed immediately to help avoid serious injury.  You can check out the latest recalls by visiting the CPSC’s list of Latest Recalls.  Parents and guardians are asked to check this list frequently as staying in the know can help to reduce the risks of serious injury and even death as the result of a dangerous or defective product.  Share this information with friends, family members and even your child’s daycare center to make sure that they’re protected everywhere they go.  If you run across an unsafe of defective product, we’re asking you to file a report.  You reports can help to prevent future accidents and child injuries.  When talking about child safety, round up support from anyone and everyone you know.

If you or your child has been injured by a defective product, call the accident lawyers at Hollander Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.  Call (888) 751-7770 today!

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