It’s hard to imagine, but defective clothing can result in serious injuries, and even possible death to kids. Most faulty clothing cases are connected to one of two problems, either the clothing was manufactured in a way which can lead to the injury, or it is made from material that could catch fire and burn.
There are lots of government and nongovernment child safety groups which are aware of dangers associated with defective clothing. There are many injuries each year caused by defective clothing. Manufacturers can be held liable for damages caused by defective children’s clothing.
Under government acts, mandatory standards have been created for the flammability of clothing, plastic film used in clothing, carpets, rugs, children’s sleepwear, and more. In 2004, there were 129 wrongful death fatalities from clothing fires. In addition, almost 4000 non-fatal injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms from 2003-2005. 25% were severe enough to require hospital admission. It’s virtually impossible for each piece of clothing in the USA to be inspected, even though there are many instances of clothing being remembered by the government.
Another significant issue is that clothing can lead to strangulation. Many kids love to wear hooded sweatshirts. Recently a child was strangled to death when the his hoodie got caught on top of a playground slide. Since 1985 there have been 17 child fatalities and 42 non serious injuries. Recent US clothing standards prohibit the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing. Many foreign clothing manufacturers continue to create and import clothing with hazardous drawstrings in sweatshirts and pants even though they are at risk of facing civil penalties. For example, 300000 units were manufactured by Hill Sportswear Inc and recalled. Many retail outlets have filed to report sales of these products. After the omission was discovered, they had been made to pay a severe fine.
If you feel a clothes maker harmed either you, or your kid, then we invite you to speak to us. Our team of attorneys can help you get justice and be sure that the manufacturer is held liable. When suing domestic USA makers, it is easier to get compensation. Since the manufacturer is in the USA it’s possible to sue them in a local court, and go after the assets of the company. If the owners of this firm acted fraudulent and knew about the flaw, then you can pursue civil charges against the owner of the company also.
If you a feel a foreign clothing manufacturer is responsible for the damages caused to you, then it is possible to take care of them and other folks who sold their products. In accordance with US law, it is possible to go after everybody in the supply chain, that means those who were selling the clothes, such as retailers, along with the manufacturers themselves. It’s possible to hire a lawyer globally who can sue the manufacturer in their country. You could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, and more, depending on the type of merchandise in question. Product liability claims can also be brought for a manufacturer’s failure to warn of possible risks, in addition to failing to properly manufacturer the product. In some cases, product liability suits can be filed independently, or as part of a class action if the product injured a large number of people. Filing a joint class action can be appropriate when the damages each plaintiff got would be minimal.
Any number of individuals can be held liable for a defective product injury. By way of example, an injured consumer can get compensation from one or more liable parties. For instance, the clothing manufacturer can be held liable, the merchant who sold the item can be held liable, in addition to the wholesaler who acted as a middleman between the manufacturer and retailer.