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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In observance of Baby Safety Month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds parents and caretakers to check consumer goods in their homes for recalled items according to a press release appearing on PRNewswire. The chairperson of the CPSC said that the agency has worked with dozens of companies to recall millions of items in the last year alone. The chances are high that you could still be using a recalled baby product. The CPSC issues product recalls to protect the public from unsafe consumer goods. The effect of a recall is only felt when consumers heed the recall notices CPSC announces. Therefore, the agency is urging families to scour their children’s toys, bedding, furniture, clothing, and other items for recalls, and then remove the dangerous products out of your child’s reach. 

Product recalls do not have an expiration date. Anyone who is concerned about waiting too long to return an item that has been recalled need not worry. Companies will honor your response to their product recall and offer a replacement item or refund the purchase price according to the CPSC. 

The CPSC urges parents to research product recalls on their website. The CPSC maintains an up-to-date list of all recalled products, including baby products. Some of the items recalled by the CPSC include inclined sleepers such as the Fisher-Price Rock ‘N’ Play, Fisher-Price Inclined Sleeper Accessory, Dorel Juvenile Group Inclined Sleepers, and the Kids II Rocking Sleepers. Infants’ head and neck support accessories manufactured by the Boppy Company has also been recalled. Baby rattle sock, Target Wooden Toy Vehicles, and Stokke Infant Steps Bouncers have also been recalled by the retailers or manufacturers in 2019. 

The CPSC also offers safety tips to help you care for your child as well. The CPSC recommends playing the baby on its back when sleeping and keep the crib free of items that could suffocate the baby. The CPSC also recommends that parents check for loose wires, broken parts, and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when assembling baby items.

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If you or your child were injured by a dangerous consumer good, you may be entitled to compensation for any medical bills, surgical costs, prescription painkillers, lost income, scarring and disfigurement, and mental pain and anguish you may have suffered.

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Contigo Children's Water Bottle Choking Injury or Death Lawsuit Lawyers

Choking Hazards Could Lead to Serious Injury or Death

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Children’s water bottles made by Contigo pose a huge and unnecessary risk of a choking hazard that could lead to severe injuries or deaths. Accordingly, 5.7 million water bottles manufactured and sold by Contigo must be recalled at this time. The ubiquitous water bottles no longer appear on store shelves because retailers began removing them because of the possibility a child could choke on a small piece that becomes dislodged from the unit. Supermarkets and national retailers such as Walmart, Costco, and Target offered the items for sale before the recall campaign began. CBS 42 reported that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Contigo to prevent injuries from their defective water bottles.

According to CBS 42, the recalled kids’ water bottles shipped between April 2018 and June of 2019. Additionally, Contigo recalled a variety of sizes of the water bottles, including the 13, 14, and 20-ounce sizes. Retailers sold the bottles individually or as a combination pack in two and threes. Various graphics and colors adorned the outside of the bottles. Anyone owning a Contigo bottle matching these descriptions may consult Contigo directly or visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s webpage for additional instructions.

Parents should remove the recalled bottles from children immediately because of the substantial risk that a child will choke on the silicone mouthpiece or spout. Contigo received 149 complaints about the silicone spout coming off of the bottle. Shockingly, the company received 18 complaints from parents indicating their children had the spouts in their mouths. There were no reports of any choking incidents. 

Contigo did not indicate how or why the silicone spout would fall out of the secure bottle topper. Additionally, there was no information about the age of the children who had the entire spout in their mouths. Notwithstanding, the children – and their parents – are very fortunate to survive without sustaining a debilitating injury or choking to death.

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The Law Offices of Jason Turchin has the unique experience that makes all the difference in the outcome of your loved one’s Contigo Children’s Water Bottle Choking Lawsuit. Call 1-800-510-0750 to schedule your consultation.