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Product liability: 30 babies died while in Fisher-Price sleepers

On Behalf of | Apr 24, 2019 | Product Liability

Many parents say that they have never felt more love for someone than when they had their children. Most Ohio parents would undoubtedly do anything in order to keep their kids safe, including using baby products that would not cause them harm. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to predict when a product may cause harm. In some cases, the discovery may come too late, and product liability claims may result.

It was recently reported that Fisher-Price has recalled 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies died while in the sleepers. Apparently, the product is an inclined sleeper that allows children to be strapped in while they sleep. However, when infants reach an age at which they can roll from their backs to their sides or stomachs, they face the risk of rolling into a position that they cannot get out of.

In the majority of these fatal cases, the babies had rolled from their backs to their sides or stomachs and suffocated. It was noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics believes that sleepers with restraints should not be used at all. Mattel, the parent company to Fisher-Price, stated that it believes it produced a safe product but voluntarily recalled the sleepers nonetheless.

When parents lose a baby and suspect that a dangerous product is at fault, they may want to exhaust every avenue possible to find justice. In some cases, it may be warranted for Ohio parents to file product liability claims if a dangerous or defective product harmed or fatally injured their children. Discussing details and possible legal options with experienced attorneys could help concerned individuals determine whether they have reason to move forward with cases.