New York Personal Injury Lawyer Shines Spotlight on Child Safety after Car Seat Recall

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Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling about 60,000 car seats because children can bite off a piece of the harness pad and choke on it. According to a Nov. 6 news report in the New Mexico Business Daily, the seats were made with softer chest pad material that can be chewed off by children.

It is the responsibility of product manufacturers to test their products properly before putting them on the market. Tragedies caused by defective products are entirely preventable.

Britax Child Safety Inc. has issued a product defect recall for about 60,000 child safety seats because children can bite off a piece of the soft chest pad material and choke on it. According to a Sources: Nov. 6 news report in the New Mexico Business Daily, the North Carolina-based company has recalled Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3 models sold in the U.S. and Canada. The recalled seats, which were sold online and through independent and mass retailers, have so far been linked to three instances of children biting off its chest pad pieces and gagging on them. The seats involved in this recall were manufactured between June 11 and Aug. 31. Britax will send out new pads at no charge to about 3,000 people who registered their seats, the news article states.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), during the three-year period 2006 to 2008, there were 304 deaths associated with nursery products such as cribs, bassinets, infant carriers and car seat carries. Causes of death in these cases included positional asphyxia, strangulation and drowning. In some instances the fatalities were attributed to the product and in other cases, the deaths occurred as the result of a hazardous environment around the product, the report states.

Car safety seats save lives, but when they are defective, the consequences can be devastating, said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "It is the responsibility of product manufacturers to test their products properly before putting them on the market. Tragedies caused by defective products are entirely preventable."

Children under 4 should be placed in a child seat and older children must ride in a booster seat, said Wilhelm. "Child safety seats offer significant protection to children in the event of a car accident. It is critical that all parents ensure that they buy quality child safety seats and check CPSC's website, http://www.cpsc.gov, to ensure that the seats they are buying are not part of a recall."

About the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm

The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a personal injury litigation firm with an unwavering dedication to its clients. With more than 40 years of experience, our firm strives to obtain the best compensation for those who have been injured or those who have lost a loved one due to an accident or by someone else's negligence. We handle cases dealing with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers' compensation, dental malpractice, transportation accidents, rape, paralysis, false arrest and many other types of accidents and injuries.

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