When a parent spends extra money on a product for his or her child, he or she expects it to be of higher quality. He or she does not expect for the product to be defective and potentially cause his or her baby harm when using the product. Unfortunately, for some parents here in Texas, a defective product may have made it into their homes and could have already caused harm to their baby or has the potential to cause injury.
Over 5,000 Nuna high chairs have recently been pulled off of the shelves at stores for being defective. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that these high chairs have a faulty arm bar. These defective arm bars could bend or even detach while the high chair is in use. If this were to happen, it creates a fall hazard to the child in the chair.
So far, the company has received 50 different reports of the faulty arm detaching from the chair. Six children have fallen. Four children have suffered injuries. These high chairs were sold from February 2013 until November 2015. Consumers would have purchased them for somewhere between $250 and $300.
When it comes to defective products like these high chairs, the products can cause unintended harm to an innocent child or consumer. Texas parents who have a child who has suffered a fall and an injury due to a defective product may be interested in learning what legal options they have. In many cases, it may be possible to pursue a product liability claim in civil court and demand financial damages. If successfully litigated, financial recompense may be awarded to the family, which can help treat the child's injuries and cover other losses associated with the use of the defective product.
Source: kake.com, "Recall of defective high chairs", March 1, 2016