St. Louis Parents Warned about Child Safety Seat Recalls
Child safety seats are supposed to protect a vehicle’s most precious cargo — our children. Child safety seats are advertised and purportedly designed to protect infants and young children from injury in vehicle accidents. Parents rely on manufacturers’ claims that these products will protect their children from being killed or seriously injured should the vehicle they are riding in be involved in a roadway accident.
Parents are understandably concerned when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues recalls of child safety seats. No parent wants to find out they are relying on a defective product to keep their child safe.
By law, manufacturers must notify consumers when a safety recall is issued. However, some consumers may not receive timely recall notification if, for example, product registration was not properly completed and recorded or the family has moved and forwarding address notification has expired or the child seat was purchased used or passed down from one family member to another.
St. Louis parents can check to see whether the child safety restraints they are using are safe and problem-free, St. Louis parents can search the federal data base at SaferCar.gov to see if the infant or child safety seat they use has been subject to any product recall notices.
If a defective car seat results in injury to your child, the compassionate St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman have the experience, diligence and resourcefulness to aggressively pursue products liability litigation.