When You Put Your Children to Bed, the Last Thing You Ever Want to Imagine Is For Them to Go Up in Flames
The U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has recently issued a voluntary recall of Bella Bliss children’s pajamas because they failed to meet federal flammability standards. The CPSC noted that there is a risk that children could be burned if the pajamas catch fire. The pajamas were imported from Peru and sold through the Bella Bliss catalog and on certain retailers’ websites between January 2008 and June 2011 for approximately $48 to $58. According to the CPSC although no injuries have been reported, they announced the risk that children could be burned should the pajamas catch fire.
Depending on the type of textile weave, weight, and finish, as well as looseness of fit, clothing can pose a serious risk of burns and, unfortunately, even death if it catches fire. Many parents safely assume that children are safe in their beds and cribs as long as they are wearing pajamas. However, this is not the case if the clothing has not met federal flammability guidelines and safety standards. A burn resulting from flammable materials often leads to permanent disfigurement, nerve damage, and death. Burn injuries often require lengthy rehabilitation and reconstructive surgery. Often times the surgeon may have to perform skin grafts to allow the burn injury to properly heal.
The experienced Philadelphia product liability lawyers of Reiff and Bily understand that if a victim’s clothing caught fire as a result of a failure to conform to flammability standards, a lawsuit can be filed against the parties who are involved in the chain of distribution of the clothing as well as the company that sold the product responsible for igniting the fire. Victims and their families have every reason to expect that clothing sold will be safe and free from danger and flammability defects. Our skilled defective product lawyers understand that safety should never take a back seat to profitability of products particularly when it involves children.
The Philadelphia product liability lawyers of Reiff and Bily are committed to representing victims and their families who have been injured by defective products that have been placed in the stream of commerce by irresponsible manufacturers and retailers. 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.