On July 31, 2019, Dorel Juvenile Group USA issued a recall
for the following baby sleepers
: Eddie Bauer Slumber
and Soothe Bassinet (model number BT055CSY) and Disney Baby Doze and Dream Bassinet (model number BT071DHS)
. The recall (recall number 19-177
) affects approximately 24,000 products.
According to the information provided on the recall, the recall was issued because of the many infant fatalities that have been reported in associated with other baby sleep products in which the infants rolled onto their stomachs or sides while unrestrained and suffocated. Although no infant harm has been reported or directly associated with the Dorel Juvenile Group USA baby sleepers
, the company has issued the recall as a preventive measure.
The recall affects baby sleepers sold at Target, Ross, TJ Maxx, K-Mart, Marshalls, and juvenile product stores nationwide from November 2014 to February 2017 for about $60 each. The recall urges consumers to stop using their baby sleepers
and contact the company for a refund in the form of a voucher (with an approximate value of $60).
Although the company claims that no harm has been associated with their baby sleepers, it is possible that there have been at least some unreported incidents
. If your infant suffered injuries or lost his or her life as a direct result of Dorel Juvenile Group USA’s baby sleepers
, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against the company. If you would like to learn more about the specific legal action that you could take if your infant suffered any harm due to a baby sleeper, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group
Downtown L.A. Law Group
is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims, including product liability claims. Our lawyers are skilled in defective product cases
and are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to file a successful outcome and recover the compensation to which you are entitled. If you would like to allow our lawyers to evaluate your claim and help you file against the company, do not hesitate to contact our firm as soon as possible.
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Baby Sleepers Represent a Significant Danger to Infants
There have been a number of recalls surrounding baby sleepers recently due to a suffocation hazard. More specifically, infants can roll from their backs onto their sides or stomach (when they are unrestrained on the sleepers) and suffocate. Some statistics show that about 3,500 infants die every year due to suffocation associated with sleeping conditions. Although suffocation due to baby sleepers generally results in death, it is possible for infants to survive and suffer permanent injuries. It only takes a few minutes of oxygen deprivation for permanent brain damage. When oxygen deprivation is extended, innocent infants lose their lives. Regardless of whether suffocation on a baby sleeper causes permanent brain damage or death, the harm suffered can be directly associated with the baby sleepers.
Liability for the Harm Caused by Defective Products
Who is liable for the harm caused by baby sleepers?
All companies have a duty of care towards their consumers. They must take the appropriate action to ensure that all their products are safe to be used as intended by their consumers. Before making their products available for purchase, companies must inspect and tests their products to identify (and address) and hazards that could pose a risk to their consumers. When companies fail to ensure that their products are safe for consumer use, they are breaching their duty of care – which could directly result in harm. Companies, including companies that sell baby sleepers, can be found liable of any harm suffered by infants as a direct result of product defects in labeling, design, or manufacturing.
Because companies can negligently make defective products available for purchase, they could be found liable and sued. Do you have the right to sue if your infant suffocated and suffered brain damage or died because of a defective baby sleeper? Given that the harm that your infant suffered could be directly associated with a defective product (which establishes that the company was negligent), you could pursue a lawsuit against the company and hold them accountable for the death of your infant.
You Have the Right to Receive Compensation
Without a doubt, you could file a claim against Dorel Juvenile Group USA if their baby sleepers contributed to the harm that your infant suffered. If you could file a claim, could you receive compensation? Your right to receive compensation depends on the specific details of your claim. Your infant suffering permanent brain damage or losing his or her life as a direct result of the negligence of a company is likely enough to make you eligible to receive compensation.
How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you be eligible to recover? Depending on the specific details of your claim, some of the compensation available for recover might include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
To learn more about the specific type of compensation that you could receive as well as the amount of compensation that you could recover, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our lawyers. We understand that recovering monetary compensation cannot reverse the harm associated with losing your child or seeing your child struggling with a permanent brain injury. Regardless, we are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. Recovering compensation can help alleviate the financial strain associated with the sudden expenses that you and the rest of your family have had to deal with.
For more information about the compensation that you could be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact our law firm
at your earliest convenience. After a thorough evaluation of your claim, our defective product experts
will provide you with all the information that you need to understand the potential value of your claim and the compensation that you might be eligible to recover.
What Should You Do?
What should you do after your innocent child suffocated due to a baby sleeper? Whether your infant’s suffocation resulted in permanent injuries or death, there are a number of things that you should do to ensure that you could sue the company that contributed to the harm that your child suffered
Consider the following recommendations:
- Seek immediate medical evaluation. The cause of injury (or the cause of death) must be clear.
- Contact the company to report the incident and inform them of the harm that their defective product caused.
- Do not send the baby sleeper back to the company under any circumstances.
- Do not agree to a voucher or a refund – the harm that your infant suffered is worth more than any voucher or refund that the company could possibly offer.
- Keep all records associated with the purchase of the defective baby sleeper.
- Keep any documents associated with the harm that your child suffered.
- Seek legal assistance to learn more about your right to take action against the company.
If you would like to learn more about the steps that you should take after your infant was harmed by a defective product, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our product liability attorneys as soon as possible. Our skilled lawyers have what it takes to guide you during the entire legal process towards a successful outcome. To speak with our experts, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.
Your Claim is Subject to a Statute of Limitations
If you are interested in filing a claim and fighting for your right to recover compensation, it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim. All claims are subject to a specific statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the specific length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims; if they fail to file their claim based on the deadline established by the statute of limitations, they will lose their right to sue. Personal injury claims, including defective product claims, are generally subject to a statute of limitations of two years. However, specific details – such as the age of the victim – could affect the timeline to sue. For example, injured victims that are underage (all infants left with brain damage after suffocation associated with baby sleepers) are not subject to a deadline until after turning 18. Therefore, parents could file for their child at any time before 18; once 18-years-old, the victim’s claim will be subject to the two-year statute. If your defective product claim is not filed by the time established by the statute of limitations, you will lose your right to sue and your right to recover monetary compensation. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the deadline that applies to your claim and that your claim is filed on time, do not hesitate to contact our firm as soon as possible.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Although Dorel Juvenile Group USA claims
that no harm has been reported in associated of their baby sleepers and that the recall is a precautionary measure
, it is possible that multiple infants have suffered some sort of harm. If your infant was among the victims of this company’s baby sleepers, you must take action to hold the company negligently accountable for the harm that your infant and your entire family suffered. For legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact
the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group
. Our firm has many years of experience handling a variety of claims and ensuring that all victims are rightfully compensated. If you would like to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us
at your earliest convenience – you could benefit from our free legal services.
Some of the free legal services that our firm offers include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will always be available to evaluate your claim, answer all your questions, and provide you with all the information that you need to file your defective product claim and reach a successful claim outcome. Would you like to benefit from a free consultation or free second opinion? If so, do not hesitate to contact our firm today – our lawyers will guide you every step of the way.
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? If so, do not hesitate to contact our firm