Just think about the tragic reasons behind the decision to pull these products from the shelves. Thousands of strollers have been recalled in recent years after several kids throughout the country had their fingers amputated by the folding mechanisms. The Bumbo seat was also a well-known, widely spread recall, which was issued when it was found that many infants died or suffered serious, permanent injury when falling from the seats. Similarly, the Nap Nanny, a reclining padded seat for babies and infants was recalled when the deaths of six newborns were reported to be linked to the device.
These events are tragic, the recalls are scary, but worse still is the fact that many people are unaware of them. There are plenty of websites today, which cater to people who want to sell used products. While most will stipulate that the sale of recalled items is prohibited, few have the necessary tracking features to determine when such an item has been listed. In many cases, the people selling aren’t even aware of the recall and neither are the people buying, which puts children at great risk.
So, before you give your gifts this holiday season, be sure that you are checking the recall list. If a product malfunctions, a personal injury attorney may be able to assist you in collecting compensation, but that won’t restore the health of a loved one.