Graco Faces Defective Product Claims
We expect the products that we use on a daily basis to perform as expected. Yet each day many products face public scrutiny and costly recalls due to defects that result in accidents and injuries.
Recently, children’s safety seat manufacturer, Graco Children’s Products has face claims that the buckles on certain models of the company’s car seats did not function correctly. Reports indicate the federal government is investigating defective product claims after discovering executives failed to take action once they received complaints about problems with the buckles used on their safety seats.
According to an article from The New York Times, numerous consumers complained he latches on the buckles could be difficult to disengage. This can prevent a child from being removed from the seat in the event of an emergency.
The first report of the problem was made in 2009; however, the company failed to take corrective action until 2012 despite laws requiring a company to take action within five business days or face a $35 million fine.
This failure to take action has led to at least one civil lawsuit being filed against the company. A California woman claims the company’s product was responsible for causing the death of a 2-year-old child who died in a car fire.
At Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers, we recognize the deadly effects using a defective product can have. That’s why our St. Louis personal injury attorneys are here to help if you’ve been injured as the result of using a product that failed to function correctly. To learn more about how we can assist you, feel free to reach out to our legal team any time by calling (314) 499-1190.