Below you will find a brief overview of the situation regarding the mold problem as it relates to these products. You will also find information regarding the specific products that are affected as well as what to do if you’re unsure of how to proceed. Anyone whose child has been harmed as a result of using a product that was defective needs to obtain the help of experienced California defective products lawyers as soon as possible.
Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers
The product line that is affected by this potential mold problem is known as the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper. This product is manufactured in China and it has been sold in retail outlets across the United States since September of 2009. For reasons that have yet to be identified, many of these products have had mold growing on them, and the only real explanation is that they got wet at some point in the process of being delivered to retail shelves.
At this point, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that 16 infants have been exposed to mold on this product that has led to health problems that have included coughing, general respiratory distress and hives. All parents are encouraged to look at this recliner if they have one to see if they can find any sign of mold. If so, they are advised to stop using it as soon as possible and to contact Fisher-Price to request directions regarding how they should clean the product. This mold issue could affect as many as 800,000 units that have been manufactured and sold.
Mold and Legal Liability
Mold is a dangerous substance in some circumstances, and it can be particularly harmful to young children who are exposed to it for prolonged periods of time, as their immune systems are not as strong or developed as those of adults. As such, people who are harmed as a result of mold exposure that is not their fault could respond by filing legal actions against those responsible for this situation.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of trusting a defective product, you need to seek the help of California defective products lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.