The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week that Evenflo was recalling approximately 35,000 of its convertible high chairs due to a risk that children could fall from the high chair when the activity tray unexpectedly detaches and allow an unrestrained child to fall. Approximately 18 incidents of detached trays have been reported, including eight reports of children falling and sustaining bumps and bruises.
The recalled high chairs include the Dottie Lime with model number 29111259, Dottie Rose with model number 29111271, and Marianna with model number 29111234. The recalled Evenflo high chairs were sold at Toys R US and Wal-Mart stores between December 2011 and June 2012.
Issues of liability for defective children’s product liability lawsuit are complex and require a detailed factual and legal analysis. Under a theory of strict liability, a manufacturer may be liable for any injuries caused by a defective toy or children’s product that the manufacturer made, even if it did not act negligently. Retailers and others who put the defective product into commerce may also be liable for any injuries if the retailer knew or reasonably should have known of that the product was defective or dangerous and it failed to meet its obligation to protect consumers.
The Chicago product liability lawyers at Ankin Law Offices, LLC are committed to child safety and protecting the rights of victims of personal injury and product liability accidents. If your child has been injured by the Evenflo high chair or other children’s product, contact one of our skilled Chicago product liability attorneys at (312) 600-0000 for a free consultation to discuss a possible product liability claim.