Stroller manufacturer Jané has recalled about 800 strollers after it was determined that its U.S. models are in violation of the federal Stroller and Carriage standard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, an infant riding in the stroller can pass through the armrest and the seat bottom, creating strangulation and entrapment hazards. The CPSC published the recall on May 24, 2018. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
The strollers were sold at various retailers, including Amazon and Babies R US from July 2016 through August 2017. All parents should check their strollers to see if they are included in the recall. According to the recall:
The recalled strollers have a black frame, a reclining seat or hammock that is reversible and a hood. An insert is sold with the stroller for smaller babies. There is a basket for storage underneath the stroller seat. The recalled strollers were sold in: dark gray and black (S85), light grey and black (S49), blue and black (S46) and green and black (S47). “Muum by Jané” is printed on the front bottom frame. “Muum” is printed on the side frame and on the handle. “Jané” and “Muum,” “Jané USA LLC,” “Muum US 5399US/S85” or “S47,” “S49,” “S46” are printed on a label on the leg of the stroller.
The CPSC recommends that parents stop using the recalled strollers immediately until the manufacturer repairs them. The repair consists of a new armrest provided at no charge. Consumers may continue using the strollers if they remove the harness and properly harness the child.
If You or Your Child Has Been Injured by a Defective Consumer Product, You Should Speak to an Attorney Immediately
Thankfully, it seems that this product has injured no children—yet. Unfortunately, each year, defective consumer products injure thousands of innocent victims—sometimes children—. Products liability law often entitles people injured by defective products to compensation for the losses they have sustained, including their medical expenses, lost income, physical an emotional pain and suffering, and lost quality of life. Generally, product liability defect fall into one of three broad categories:
- Design defects – These defects tend to affect every instance of a given product, and make them inherently dangerous to use because of some design flaw.
- Manufacturing defects – Manufacturing defects can affect all or just some of a consumer product. They often involve the use of substandard materials or shoddy workmanship.
- Marketing defects (failure to warn) – These defects arise when a manufacturer fails to warn consumers about non-obvious dangers posed by a product that could easily be mitigated by issuing a warning.
If a defective consumer product injured you, call an attorney right away to discuss your case. Remember, a delay could result in the loss of evidence or could make it impossible to bring a claim at all.
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