A storage trunk that was sold by Target has seriously injured a child. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has claimed that “the lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released, posing a strangulation hazard to small children opening or reaching into the trunks.” The CPSC has received two reports regarding this product, both involving injuries due to the lack of a proper mechanism that ensures that the lid stays propped open.
Earlier this year, a family sued Target and claimed that their 18-month-old child suffered brain trauma after the lid of the storage trunk collapsed on her head and cut of circulation and oxygen for an extended period of time. After the lawsuit was initiated, Target issued a recall for 350,000 of the “Woven Storage Trunks” that were distributed nationwide between February 2009 and April 2010.
Unfortunately, unsafe products are sold around the world every day, and many of them can cause serious injuries because of a malfunction or a design defect. If the product is misrepresented or gives the consumer a false sense of security, then the manufacturer can be held liable for any damages caused by the use of their product.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury due to a defective product in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other damages. The New Jersey product defect lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein understand how confusing the legal system can be when filing a product liability claim and will help you understand your rights. For more information and a free evaluation of your case, call Lependorf & Silverstein at (609) 240-0040 today.