After evaluating booster seats for toddlers (a.k.a. harness-to-booster seats), Consumer Reports has recently issued a warning regarding four popular children’s car seats due to broken parts during crash testing, causing concern amongst parents who use these products.
The four seats affected include:
- Britax Frontier Clicktight
- Britax Pioneer
- Cosco Finale
- Harmony Defender 360
The magazine reported the load-bearing components located in the rear of all four seats broke. Dummies which weight close to the seat’s capacity were used during testing. Crash evaluations by Consumers Reports undergo more meticulous procedures compared to crash test requirements by the federal government.
The Dangers of Child Car Seats
Car seats for infants are typically one of the most important purchases a parent makes. Although these seats are designed to protect children from injury in the event of a car accident, there are some occasions where a defective component causes or contributes to injury.
If a child suffers an injury due to a car seat defect, the manufacturer of the product can be held liable according to the “strict liability” rule. Product liability lawsuits are often based on design defects (i.e. flaws that existed in the original product design), manufacturing defects (i.e. an error was made during the manufacturer process), or failure to warn (i.e. lack of instructions or warnings to prevent injury).
If your child has suffered an injury caused by defects of a car seat, our Schuylkill County personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. is ready to help you recover the financial compensation your family deserves. Not only do we want to help you cover any past and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering caused by the accident, but make sure no other child suffers an injury from the product ever again.
For more information about product liability cases, contact us and schedule a free consultation today.