Recaro Child Safety is recalling car seats in the U.S. due to a defect which may increase the risk of injury during a car crash. The recall affects ProRide and Performance Ride seats made before June 9, 2015.
Poorly designed or manufactured products that harm children make Illinois headlines quickly. Many elderly adults are just as vulnerable to defective product injuries as children, although society tends to concentrate more heavily on victims with potentially long futures.
Like watchful parents anywhere in the U.S., Aurora, Joliet and Naperville parents vigilantly safeguard their children. Some child hazards are less obvious than others. Most Illinois parents, accustomed to quality U.S. food processing standards, would never question the safety of food made for babies.
Time can be a tool for offense or defense in an Illinois liability lawsuit. A plaintiff in pursuit of a defective products' verdict not only runs up a defendant's legal costs but also keeps the case alive in the public eye. Media attention is the last thing a negligent manufacturer wants to affect a company's bottom line. Settlements help defendants avoid prolonged brand damage.
Doctors are warning that collapsible laundry hampers can be dangerous after two children received serious eye injuries from the products. The doctors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago, recently wrote a journal article that urged warnings that the hampers could be potentially dangerous household products.
One way that young children learn is by putting things, including small toys, in their mouths. Unfortunately, certain toys can be extremely dangerous if swallowed. Last year, a popular small toy that expands dramatically in water was recalled after an 8-month-old girl swallowed one and needed surgery. While that toy, Dunecraft Water Balz, is no longer on the market, similar absorbent polymer balls are on the market, and they could be dangerous for Naperville children.