Children’s Furniture Recalled Due to Tip-Over, Suffocation Concerns
More than 20,000 children's dressers, armories, combos, and hutches have been recalled due to a number of significant safety concerns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that the recall involved Pali Design items from various collections. These items were sold mainly in Babies R' Us stores, but were also sold in independent specialty stores across the country, according to WSB TV.
The furniture is being recalled due to child safety concerns that include the possibility of suffocation, tip-over, and impact. The plastic strap used by this furniture to secure it to the wall can break, allowing items to fall and possibly trap a young child underneath. Anyone who purchased a Pali Design item that may be involved in the recall is instructed to call the company at (866) 840-4140. The company will provide instructions as to a repair method.
Children's Items are Recalled at High Rates
The safety of their child is a primary concern of all parents. Most parents will spend considerable time researching safe children's furniture, car seats, and toys before making vital purchases. Parents expect their children's items to be free of defects that could possibly harm them. Most parents would be alarmed to learn that thousands of children's items are recalled annually.
One of the most widely recalled items is cribs. Although most cribs are designed and manufactured without defects, millions of cribs have been recalled in the past few years due to defective designs. Once popular drop side cribs have been known to trap children's limbs inside the detachable crib portion, causing entrapment, suffocation, and, in extreme cases, death.
Children's toys are another common source of recalls. Defective toys kill several children every year and injure many more. In recent years, the presence of lead in several major toys has seriously and likely permanently injured some children. Defective dart guns caused the suffocation of a few children when the darts became trapped in the airway. Also, toy ovens have inflicted a number of serious burns and magnetic toys have lead to death after being swallowed by young children.
All children's furniture or toy makers have a legal duty to manufacturer and design items that are reasonably safe for their expected use. When a toy maker or furniture manufacturer fails to correct defects or places a dangerous product on the market, it should be held accountable for the injuries or deaths that result.
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