Sometimes a product is negligently designed, in other words the design of the product itself is likely to lead to injury. A good example would be a ladder that is designed with a joint that causes the ladder to collapse, or a baby car seat that has a poorly placed anchor hook. Sometimes a flaw in the manufacturing process renders a product unreasonably dangerous. In other words the product is built to its intended design specs however a step in the manufacturing process is causing a product to become unreasonably dangerous. Returning to our earlier ladder example, perhaps the aluminum used to manufacture the ladder was improperly moulded and the ladder itself collapses under a victims weight.
Children’s products are often times the most dangerous products subject to recall because of accidents leading to injuries and death. Dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes. Cars, Motorcycles, ATV’s, Tools, Cooking Products, Furniture, essentially anything that can be purchased can be negigetly designed or manufacured .
Here is a short list of Defective products reported in the first three weeks of 2015.
NPD Furniture Recalls Dining Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
The chair leg can break unexpectedly, causing the person sitting in the chair to fall.
IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment
The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.
Pro Performance Recalls SKLZ Resistance Trainers Due to Risk of Severe Injury
A weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can break during use and cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit an exercise partner who is holding the other end.
Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Star Ride Kids Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
The girls’ pajama sets pose a risk of burn injuries to children.
CoScentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Exclusively at Hobby Lobby
The candles’ high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard.
Olympic Mountain Products Recalls Tealight Wax Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Costco (Recall Alert)
The tealights in the warmers can burn with an erratic or high flame.