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Baby bath rings and the risk of drowning

Posted on January 31, 2015 12:55 pm under Product Liability

Baby bath rings or seats are designed for babies who are large enough to be in a baby bath tub but are still learning to keep an upright position while taking a bath in a conventional tub. While baby bath seats are designed to help babies balance on their bottom while in a bathtub, these products are prone to tip over and have been associated with several incidents of drowning in the past.

In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that 12% of deaths of children no more than 5 years old that occurred inside homes were linked to the use of baby bath seats or any other bathroom aid products designed for bathtub use. Baby bath seat tip-overs and incidents of drowning have been so prevalent that the CPSC was compelled to issue mandatory safety standards to manufacturers in order for them to create safer baby bath seat designs.

If your baby’s safety has been compromised by an ill-designed baby bath seat, speak with a Milwaukee-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® about the legal action you may take against the negligent manufacturer involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to get legal guidance today.