On November 3, 2022, Anker Play Products issued a recall for their Bolt Foldable Children’s Scooters. According to the recall, number 23-031, the paint on the scooters contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban; therefore, the product poses a lead poisoning hazard. Unfortunately, lead can be very toxic if ingested by young children.
The recall affects approximately 5,000 units of the product. The scooters are painted black with either a blue or purple standing platform. On the top left corner of the standing platform, “APPLLC120806218142” is printed in white letters. “Bolt” can be found printed in white on either a blue or purple sticker on the front of the scooter. When assembled, the affected scooter measures about 23 inches by 3.75 inches by 20 inches; the scooter weights approximately 2.7 pounds.
The recalled scooters were sold nationwide at discount stores from March to May 2022 for approximately $13 each.
According to the recall, no incidents have been reported so far. Regardless, the company is urging all affected consumers to take the affected scooters away from children, stop using them, and contact them for a refund.
However, if your child suffered lead poisoning due to exposure to high levels of lead in the scooter, it is important that you do not follow the recommendations made by the company. Instead, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible – as you could have grounds to file a lawsuit for the harm that your child suffered.
For more information about the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our defective product attorneys are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your lawsuit against Anker Play Products and fight for your right to a fair settlement. If you are ready to speak with our experts, contact us today.
The Harm Resulting from Exposure to Lead in the Recalled Scooter
Young children are most at risk of suffering significant harm due to exposure to high levels of lead. The young children exposed to lead through the recalled scooters could suffer some of the following symptoms of lead poisoning:
- Developmental delays
- Learning difficulties
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Fatigue and sluggishness
- Abdominal pain
- Hearing loss
Unfortunately, long-term exposure to lead can cause irreversible damage, including affected brain development, kidney damage, and nervous system damage. In extreme cases, lead poisoning can be fatal.
What To Do
If your child suffered lead poisoning because of the recalled scooter, you might have questions about the steps to take to file a claim. If you are wondering what to do if your child suffered lead poisoning, consider some of the recommendations mentioned below:
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Collect all relevant medical records
- Take photos of your child – the lead poisoning could leave your child looking visibly ill
- Take photos of the defective product
- Stop using the product and put it in a safe place away from any other children
- Contact the company to report the harm that your child suffered
- Gather all documents that prove the purchase of the product
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
If you are ever unsure of what to do next, do not hesitate to reach out the experts here at our law firm. Our recall lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
How Can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit on this Case?
Is there a class action lawsuit? Mass torts and class action claims are very common for claims involving defective products – or products like the scooter that do not meet federal safety standards – because many consumers can be affected in the same way. Can I file a class action lawsuit? Yes, you can file or participate in a class action lawsuit with the help of a class action lawyer. How can I be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? The most important step towards participating in a class action lawsuit would be to find a lawyer experienced in recalls and in class action claims. Your lawyer will be able to guide you the rest of the way.
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The lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have the experience necessary to handle your recall case effectively and secure the settlement that you are owed. We offer free case evaluations. Whether you are interested in a free consultation or a free second opinion, you can trust that our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way and help you fight for your right to compensation. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will not have to worry about paying upfront legal costs for our legal services. In addition, because we work on contingency, our clients will never be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. if you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything at all.