By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
It’s hard to believe that millions of babies could potentially be at risk because of an everyday product that was distributed by a major company. But that’s exactly what has happened – which means that Clark County parents should take note.
Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of over two million Graco baby strollers. The Atlanta-based company says infants or toddlers can become trapped or strangled between the trays and the seat bottoms of these strollers.
The voluntary recall affects Chinese-made Graco MetroLite and Quattro Tour strollers that were manufactured before January of 2008. The strollers in question were sold between November of 2000 and December of 2007 at popular retailers for between $100 and $250 each.
There have been ten reports of injuries from children slipping into the gap between the tray and the seat bottom. Four of these incidents resulted in cuts and bruises, while one other infant reportedly experienced breathing difficulties. But the other five injury reports involved baby strangulations.
It is important to note that the potential for injury only occurs when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. Nevertheless, owners of these strollers are being urged to stop using the products at once and to contact Graco for a free repair kit.
This recall highlights the importance of securing your child in a stroller. It only takes a few seconds for a baby or toddler to slip out of a stroller seat if he or she is not harnessed. And even a half-minute lapse in supervision can allow a mobile child to escape and crawl or walk into danger (like off of a sidewalk and into the street).
If your child has been injured due to a defective stroller or other product, consider contacting a product liability attorney who can help you seek compensation for medical bills and other related costs.
About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.