In January, 2013, Sassy and Carter toy manufacturers voluntarily recalled a line of defective toys, the Hug N’ Tug Puppies and Monkeys. These products were designed to distract and entertain young children while they are confined to a stroller or car seat. Both lines of cloth-based toys have a plastic ball with small beads inside of them in the center of the animal-shaped toy. The Sassy line has had reports of more than 10 balls breaking and creating a choking hazard for infants and toddlers. No reports have been made concerning the Carter line. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
Children’s toys are often recalled. Manufacturers and designers sometimes place profit over safety, and allow hurried plans to create unsafe entertainment for our babies. Unfortunately, many parents never realize that a product they own has been recalled because the media reports fail to reach the proper audience. Any parent in Austin or surrounding areas that has a child who has suffered an injury from a defective product needs to obtain representation from the Product Liability attorneys at Shaw Cowart LLP.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada have provided publicity support for the recall of the 45,000+ units sold throughout the United States and Canada. The toys were sold at Target, Toys ‘R’ Us and other retailers, as well as online through websites like Amazon.com.
When your child’s safety has been compromised, the responsible parties should be held accountable. Contact an Austin Defective Products Litigation Attorney to help prevent any future injuries.