Last Thursday, Kiddieland announced a recall of its Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters. The reason for the recall is that children’s fingers can get caught in the hinge mechanism, which in turn can result in a laceration of their fingers. The mechanism is located between the steering column and the platform of the scooter. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Attorney, I wanted to discuss this recall because of harm that the defective products could cause for young children. At the time the recall was made public, there had already been two reports of children who got their fingers caught and needed to get stitches.
According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall release, approximately 16,700 children’s scooters are being recalled in the United States and Canada. As with any recall of a children’s product, immediate and swift action is necessary to attempt to prevent any other children from suffering laceration injuries. As Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer, it is always frightening to read about recalls of children’s toys or children’s products because the safety of our children is so paramount.
The Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters had been sold at Toys R Us and JCPenney for just over two years, beginning in January 2009, which is why such a large quantity is being recalled. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Attorney, the total number of units recalled seems even worse because it involves children and they cannot foresee the danger as easily. That is why testing and safety standards remain so important and crucial towards preventing most dangerous products from reaching the marketplace.
On another note, it is worth mentioning that the Chairman of Kiddieland issued a statement about the Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters recall found here. The statement contains information about how to contact the company to resolve the mechanism issue if you purchased the defective product for your child. From a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney’s perspective, I would like to see this recall completed in as much of an expedited fashion as possible, and I hope that parents become aware of the recall prior to letting their children use the scooters again.