If you have window coverings that are drawn by pulling a cord or tassel, it can present a potentially life-threatening risk to toddlers and infants. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 50 children sustained fatal injuries as a direct result of window cords. The CPSC estimates that 93% of window cord related deaths comprise of children who are three years old and under.
If your child was severely injured due to a window cord, you might be entitled to recover a legal remedy. At The Daspit Law Firm, we have decades of legal experience when it comes to personal injury issues such as dangerously defective products like window cords. We understand emotional and financial burden associated with the injury or even death of a small child. Allow our skilled and dedicated attorneys to worry about the legal strategy and process, so you have the proper opportunity to focus on your child and family.
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Are manufacturers really responsible for window cord injuries? Under products liability law, the manufacturer of defectively designed products can be held liable for injuries that result from the use of such a product. If the defective design of a product presents an unreasonable risk of danger to the consumer public, then the manufacturer may be liable for the resulting injuries, including death.
The risks that window cords present to toddlers and infants are undisputed. Moreover, an estimated 50% of window cord strangulation deaths go unreported, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association and CPSC.
The CPSC has released the following official safety guidelines when it comes using window coverings that involve cords:
If you or someone you know has a small child who was injured or killed as a result of a window cord, you should consult a knowledgeable products liability attorney in Victoria for legal advice. At The Daspit Law Firm, our clients benefit from our years of experience litigating personal injury matters, including defective products cases. You can benefit from the skill and sophisticated legal understanding of our attorneys as well.
Contact The Daspit Law Firm online or call us at (888) 839-1724 to schedule your free consultation today.
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