Since 1988, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has received more than 3,000 reports of serious playpen injuries that have necessitated emergency treatment, and upwards of 200 wrongful deaths due to playpen injuries each year. While the nature of the playpen defects that have caused theses injuries varies greatly between various manufacturers, perhaps the most common way in which playpens have been reported to malfunction involves the collapse of the sides of the pen’s structure, entrapping children or causing serious bone fractures, concussions, loss of consciousness, or head and brain injuries.
Like some baby cribs that were deemed to be defective, malfunctioning playpens have been recalled a number of times. One of the more prominent playpen recalls was issued in 2001 when the œZip n Go, œOkie Dokie, and œCarters playpens sold at Costco throughout the U.S. were recalled due to reports that their flimsy frames and malfunctioning locks on the rails were causing them to collapse on children. This recall affected more than 102,000 playpens that were manufactured between May 1995 and December 1997.
Compensation for Playpen Injuries Via Product Liability Lawsuits
Despite the CPSC’s diligence in identifying and recalling defective playpens, tragically, some of these defective devices go unnoticed for too long, and hundreds of children are needlessly put at risk of sustaining serious, potentially fatal injuries.
If you suspect that your child has been injured or killed as a result of playpen defects, you are encouraged to learn more about your legal rights, receive a comprehensive evaluation of your case, and get expert advice regarding the best manner in which to proceed by consulting one of our experienced product liability lawyers at absolutely no cost to you.
Our playpen injury attorneys are dedicated professionals who will aggressively litigate our clients’ rights in any necessary legal proceeding. Experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance company agents, our playpen injury lawyers will work tirelessly to build our clients the strongest possible cases, ensuring that clients have the strongest chances of securing compensation for their child’s medical bills, treatment costs, permanent disabilities, diminished quality of life, pain, and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a playpen injury, you should contact our playpen injury lawyers immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to legal compensation, and Chaffin Luhana can help. Call our toll free number today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation: 1-888-480-1123.