Child car seat imperfections or defects can lead to catastrophic injury or even death. Defective Child Seat Attorney Weighs In.
When you purchase a child restraint car seats for your infant or small child, you trust that the child restraint car seat will protect them in the event of a car accident. Studies have revealed that a small child or infant in a car traveling at 30 miles per hour, can be hurtled forward with a force 30 to 60 times their body weight. The National Highway and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that small children weighing less then 40 lbs be securely fastened into a child safety seat to maximize their safety should the car come to a sudden stop or is involved in a car accident. Since 2005 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with manufactures have recalled millions of defective child car seats designed to protect small children and infants traveling in cars. The child car seat and safety bench recalls included booster, convertible and infant seat models, as well as seat benches found to be improperly mounted in Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Vehicles. A list of recently recalled seat benches and child car seats include but are not limited too;
- 2011 Sprinter 2500 Seat Benches
Seat benches were found to have inadequate latch brackets that were not properly welded.
- Dorel Infant, convertible and booster child restraints car seats
Child and infant car seats were were found to have a defective lock and release button that did not always return to the locked position.
- Chaperone Infant car seats
Chaperone Infant car seats were recalled due to findings that a number of harness chest clips came apart creating a potential choking hazard to infants.
While government standards set fourth the guidelines manufactures must follow in the production and design of child and infant car seats, oftentimes manufacture defects are not identified until a car accident or other tragic event catastrophically injures or claims the life of a small child or infant.
The experienced defective child car seat and product liability lawyers of Reiff & Bily have over 30 years experience representing generations of Pennsylvanians in product liability and defective child car seat cases. The lawyers of Reiff & Bily’s product liability litigation team have recently joined forces with the Beasley Firm to create the Beasley Reiff Law Group. Together our attorneys have been awarded over $2 billion dollars since 1958 representing the interests of catastrophically injured victims and their families. We always offer a free, no obligation consultation. For more information contact us toll free at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.