On February 17, 2022, Zeno issued a recall for their infant walkers. The recall, number 22-724 affects approximately 1,355 units of the product. According to the recall, the walkers do not meet federal safety standards. The infant walkers can fit through standard doorways and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step as is required by the federal standard. In addition, the leg openings in the infant walkers are too large, which could allow the infant to slip down until his or her head becomes entrapped at the neck. Due to these hazards, the walkers represent a significant risk of injury and death.
The recall includes the Zeno-brand collapsible infant walkers (with an adjustable height setting). The walkers were available with a gray, pink, teal, or black frames, a gray or black seat, and a pink, white, or teal tray. Some of the infant walkers came with toy attachments and a push handle. “Babywalker is stitched on the seat back.
The recalled baby walkers were sold online from October 2018 through August 2021 online at Walmart.com. They were sold for prices ranging from $130 to $160.
According to the recall, no incidents or injuries have been reported. The company is urging consumers to stop using the infant walkers and contact them via email to receive a shipping label for a free return and a full refund.
If your infant was harmed by the defective walker, you should not even consider returning the walker for a refund. Rather, you should explore the legal options available to you.
You could have grounds to file a defective product lawsuit. You could even participate in a class action lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts here at Downtown L.A. Law Group immediately. Our product liability lawyers can help you sue Zeno and recover compensation for the harm that your infant suffered.
Possible Injuries Resulting from the Recalled Infant Walkers
There are quite a few types of injuries that infants can suffer as a direct result of the defective walkers. These injuries are associated with two separate hazards present in the product.
Because the walkers fit through doorways and are not designed to stop at steps, it is possible for infants on the walkers to fall down the stairs, resulting in some of the following injuries:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
Because the leg openings are too large, allowing infant’s body to slip through and get stuck at the neck, some of the following injuries are possible:
- Cardiac arrest
- Brain damage
These injuries can unfortunately be fatal in severe incidents. If your infant suffered any harm associated with the defective Zeno infant walkers, then it is essentially that you prepare to file a lawsuit.
Steps to Take
If you have questions regarding what to do if your family was harmed by a defective product, you should really consider getting legal help. Some of the basic recommended steps include the following:
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- Stop using the defective product – keep it in a safe place, as is, and do not tamper with it whatsoever
- Photograph the scene of the incident
- Photograph all visible injuries
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Identify and gather any video footage that might have captured the incident (this can include home surveillance footage, baby monitor footage, etc.)
- Report the incident to the company – do not agree to a free repair, a return, or a refund
- Gather all medical records
- Seek the legal advice of an experienced recall lawyer as soon as possible
Class action claims and mass torts are common when it comes to defective products – as many consumers are harmed in a similar manner. How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? Typically, participating in a class action lawsuit is as simple as opting in or opting out (this is when there is already an existing case). Can I file a class action lawsuit? Yes, even if there is not already a class action lawsuit, you could be the first to file. Of course, you will need the help of an experienced class action lawyer to get you started.
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Was your infant injured because of the defective Zeno infant walkers that were recently recalled? If so, you could have grounds to sue. Whether your infant was injured or died because of the defective infant walkers, you could file a lawsuit and potentially recover a significant settlement. If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a defective product lawsuit or participate in a class action lawsuit, contact us today.
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