CPSC Announces Bumbleride Stroller & Weeplay Clothes Recalls

Some of the most emotionally difficult personal injury cases are those handled by an Oklahoma City child injury lawyer.  Despite the best efforts of even the most vigilant parents, sometimes, children are subject to serious injuries on playgrounds, in swimming pools, and at day care facilities.  Frequently, child injury lawsuits are the result of dangerous and defective products such as defective toys, dangerous baby products, and even defective children's clothing. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  is an independent government agency authorized to regulate the manufacture and sale of consumer products in order to assure that consumers are protected from unreasonable risk of injury from these products.  While the CPSC sometimes mandates recalls, it also encourages voluntary recalls of products which may carry injury risks, and it announces both voluntary and mandatory recalls via the CPSC website. A few days ago, the CPSC announced the recall of defective baby products from two companies.  Recalls include:

  • Bumbleride Indie and Indie Twin Strollers
  • Weeplay Kids infant clothing labeled as Carter's Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Watch the Wear Sleep 'n Play
The Bumbleride Indie Strollers and Indie Twin Strollers are considered a fall hazard.  The strollers, sold at Buy Buy Baby and online retailers, are susceptible to the front wheel breaking at the axel hub, which can cause the strollers to tip over.  The CPSC reports 36 instances of a broken front wheel, with two of those incidents resulting in minor child injury as the stroller tipped over.  If your child has been injured while riding in a defective stroller, quickly contact an Oklahoma City products liability lawyer to see what options may be available to you. Choking is one of the greatest child injury threats from defective products.  Weeplay Kids LLC has issued a voluntary recall of infant bodysuits after more than 30 reports that the snaps can detach and pose a choking hazard.  Though no injuries have yet been reported, Weeplay Kids is recalling several styles of their Carter's Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Carter's Watch the Wear Sleep 'n Play garments.  The recalled baby clothing was sold at budget retailers between November 2010 and August 2011. Dangerous and defective child products are among the leading causes of serious child injury.  Falls from strollers, high chairs, and strollers can lead to traumatic brain injury and death.  If your child has suffered serious injury as a result of a dangerous or defective baby product, speak with a children's product liability lawyer in Oklahoma City.