The Playtex Hip Hammock Infant Carrier has recently been recalled due to the product being a fall hazard. Our child injury attorneys at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recommend that if you are currently using this product to stop immediately.
The Playtex Hip Hammock is an infant carrier designed to strap the baby against the caregiver’s body at the hip. The child seat is attached with straps that wrap around the carrier’s hips and shoulder. However, the carrier is a serious fall hazard as the buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break, causing the child to fall and suffer serious injuries.
Currently there are 87 reports of buckles cracking or breaking, including two reports of injuries, where one infant required emergency room treatment.
All models of the Playtex Hip Hammock Carrier have been recalled and were sold at baby and discount stores nationwide, including Target, Walmart, and Burlington Coat Factory, as well as online via Amazon.com
Parents who own the infant carrier should contact Playtex by phone or online at (800) 522-8230 or www.playtexproduct.com and click on Recall for more information.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan child injury attorneys handle cases involving dangerous or defective products. If a child suffers injuries as a result of a defective product, a lawsuit may be able to be filed and the parents and the injured child may be able to collect compensation to help pay for any medical bill expenses incurred as well as any pain and suffering damages. Lawsuits are filed against the manufacturer of the product (in this case Playtex Products, Inc. of Dover, Del.) and often times against the sellers of the product, such as a large retail store. Cases involving the wrongful death of a child can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
If your child or someone you know has a child who suffers serious injuries as a result of a fall from a Playtex Hip Hammock Infant carrier whose straps broke, you do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a lawsuit. For more information on what your rights are and to speak with one of our top rated child injury lawyers in Michigan, call today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story closely and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Call now for your free, no obligation case review and learn why so many parents have trusted us to handle their child injury case.