There is one main website under which six federal agencies operate to ensure the absolute best service to alert people to recalls. You can find this information on https://www.recalls.gov.
This is a ‘one stop shop’ for U.S. Government recalls. On this website, you can obtain the latest recall information, report a dangerous product, or learn important safety tips. It is also important to note that product recalls do not expire, so remember to check recalls periodically.
If you receive children’s clothing from a friend or family member or buy children’s clothing or toys at a resale shop or yard sale, it is especially important to check for recalls. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regularly lists their current recalls at https://www.cpsc.gov.
Children’s products are recalled more than twice a week. That means that there are, on average, over 100 children’s products are recalled per year. Therefore, the chances that you have a recalled product are high, which is why it is so important to check with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).;
Faulty Latches/Buckles: If a car seat latches or buckles have too much give, or are too difficult to fasten, the child is in danger of serious injuries, ejection, or having difficulty being rescued.
Faulty Adjusters: Adjusters are cruicial in keeping car seat straps at the right tightness and position. If they are faulty, straps can become dangerous.
Flammable Materials: Low-quality car seat materials can be flammable, placing the child at risk for burn injuries.
Weak Frames: If the frame of a car seat is weak, poorly constructed, or broken, the seat will not function properly and can put a child in danger.
You can find other problematic issues with child safety seats by visiting our main FAQs page here. Most children’s products recalls are covered by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and you can find the recall notice either by searching for it at https://www.cpsc.gov or by calling them. You can also review other consumers’ reports at https://www.saferproducts.gov.
It’s possible that you could have a case if your child has sustained injuries or fallen ill through contact with a toy containing a dangerous substance, such as lead. Through a product liability case, it is possible for manufacturers and designers of children’s products to be held financially responsible for a product of theirs that is unsafe and causes an injury or illness. An experienced attorney can evaluate the specifics of your unique situation and determine if you could be eligible to file a claim.