Injuries tied to nursery products have been steadily increasing over the last several years, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The research shows a 23.7 percent jump in nursery product injuries between 2003 and 2011. Researchers estimate that a child 3 years of age or younger is taken to the emergency room every eight minutes in this country because of an incident with a nursery product. Tragically, 80 percent of infant injuries were a result of a fall and nearly half of all injuries were to the head or neck. If your child has been injured by a defective nursery product, get in touch with a product liability attorney.
Experts estimate that the surge in infant and toddler injuries could be a combination of more medical professionals simply recognizing concussions and a proliferation of nursery products on the market. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective nursery product, you could be eligible for a product liability lawsuit. Call the Arizona office of Burg Simpson at 602-777-7000 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form here.
The Pediatrics study shows a wide range of products responsible for these child injuries, such as:
- Baby carriers, particularly seat-type carriers: 19.5 percent.
- Cribs/mattresses: 18.6 percent.
- Strollers/carriages: 16.5 percent.
- Baby walkers, jumpers, exercisers: 16.2 percent.
If you have lost a child to a poorly designed or improperly labeled product, get in touch with a product liability lawyer quickly by calling 602-777-7000.
In 2015, toy-related accidents sent more than 250,000 children to the emergency room in the United States, according to research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. While most of those injuries turned out to be minor, accidents involving toys still led to the deaths of nearly a dozen children in 2015. The vast majority of these injuries – 73 percent – affected children under the age of 15.
The toys most frequently tied to child injuries include:
- Non-motorized scooters.
- Battery-operated toys.
- Toys with strings, such as jump ropes, toy jewelry, and yo-yos.
- Stuffed plush toys.
If you have suffered the loss of a family member because of a defective or dangerous toy, contact a product liability lawyer right away by calling 602-777-7000.
Get Help From a Defective Product Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
Hundreds of new baby products and toys hit the market every year, and sales remain as robust as ever. Sometimes, however, a product will make it to store shelves without enough testing or the proper warning labels attached. If your child has been seriously injured because of a defective product, get in touch with an Arizona product liability attorney by calling our Burg Simpson Phoenix office as soon as possible at 602-777-7000 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.