A popular brand of baby high chairs is under voluntary recall by the company. The recall involves 30,000 high chairs which can be converted into toddler chairs.
The recall involves Skip Hop’s Tuo convertible high chairs which are charcoal gray or silver/white with clouds on the fabric. According to the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission, the legs on the high chair can detach from the seat, which poses fall and injury hazards to children. Consumers using these chairs should immediately stop using them and contact the company for a full refund.
The company has received 17 reports of the high chair legs detaching from the high chair. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. The chairs were sold at popular stores such as Target, Kohls, Dillards, Babies “R” Us, as well as online at Amazon.
Although frightening, this recall is far from unusual. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that almost 30 million people every year are injured as a result of dangerous products. When a consumer is injured, he or she can pursue compensation from a couple of different avenues. First, the consumer can seek compensation due to a breach of warranty. The consumer can also seek compensation under a legal theory called strict liability, which involves proving that the product was defective before the seller or manufacturer released the product and that the defect caused the consumer harm. Normally, the plaintiff will show there was a defect in the products’ design or manufacturing, or that the company failed to warn that the product could be unsafe.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a consumer product, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Houston product liability attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. You can also learn more about our firm on our YouTube channel.