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Chicco Playard Infant portable cribs have been linked to a number of serious infant injuries, including death. If your child was injured in a Chicco Playard, you may be eligible to participate in a Chicco Playard lawsuit. Contact a Chicco Playard lawyer at TorHoerman Law to discuss your legal options today. As the manufacturer refuses to issue a Chicco Playard recall on these dangerous products, despite requests from the US Congress, we must hold them accountable for their negligence.
The Chicco Lullaby Playard has been added to a long list of potentially defective, dangerous, and deadly infant inclined sleepers. Lawmakers and families have called on Chicco U.S.A. to recall its Lullaby Dream Playard, alleging serious safety concerns and the death of at least one infant in the lullaby dream napper. Chicco Playard, which is sometimes referred to as a playpen or portable crib, has been tied to numerous infant deaths and serious injuries across the United States.
Families should be assured that the government-approved products they buy for their newborns are safe and secure. If you or a family member’s child suffered injuries or death because of a defective Chicco Dream Lullaby Playard, you deserve representation and compensation for your damages. Read on to learn more about your potential Chicco Playard Lawsuit.
The first Chicco Playard lawsuit was filed in September of 2019. WPVI-TV Philadelphia reported:
“Lakin Harmon, a Pennsylvania mother, is suing Chicco U.S.A. after she claims her 3-month-old baby died in what she calls a defective product that is still on store shelves.
But on May 3, 2017 the unimaginable happened. Lakin said that Cayson’s dad, Jayme, put their son down for about 30 minutes in the Chicco infant napper.
Cayson died that day at just three months old.
The inclined napper comes with Chicco’s Lullaby Dream Portable Playard.
In a lawsuit, Cayson’s parents allege the product is defective and dangerous and caused their son’s death.”
The Harmon family’s lawsuit against Chicco U.S.A. is consistent with thousands of baby sleeper recall lawsuits across the country. The family’s attorney noted that the Playard’s design puts infants’ heads at an incline and can lead to suffocation. This design flaw has led to hundreds of thousands of recalled sleepers by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. In March of 2020, lawmakers called on Chicco U.S.A. to consider recalling its products.
A House of Representatives committee asked Chicco U.S.A. to consider recalling its Lullaby Playard in March 2020. USA Today reported that Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, asked Chicco to provide further safety information about the company’s products, citing serious concerns about numerous deaths tied to infant incline sleepers.
“Maloney’s letter to Chicco notes there is no discussion in the marketing materials or on the website about whether the Newborn Lounger, which was previously called Newborn Napper, is appropriate for newborn sleep despite its incline.
‘It is not until Page 29 of the Lullaby Baby Product Manual that a warning appears to “NEVER leave child unattended. You are responsible to provide adult supervision when using your napper,’ Maloney wrote quoting the manual.”
As of May 2020, the Chicco Playard has not been recalled. The Chicco U.S.A. website’s safety recall page only mentions a Chicco Polly Highchair Recall. Maloney and other lawmakers have noted that the continuous sale of incline sleepers – and the regulatory and internal processes for introducing new products for infants — puts newborns at risk of death or serious injuries.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has concluded that infant incline sleeper products, such as the Chicco Playard Lullaby, are not safe. CPSC conducted studies on baby sleeper products because of a concerning number of associated injuries and fatalities. The design of these products positions infants at a 10 to 30-degree incline, making it easier for them to roll over onto their stomachs. This puts them at risk for:
CPSC proposed that all inclined sleep products with an incline above 10 degrees be removed from the market. The Chicco Playard remains on the market as of May 2020. If you or a family member’s infant suffered death or injury while using the product, you could be eligible for a Chicco Playard lawsuit settlement lawsuit.
If you or a family member suffered because of an infant injury or death while using a Chicco Lullaby Dream Playard, you don’t have to handle your financial and legal battles alone. Working with an experienced Chicco Playard injury lawyer and filing a Chicco Playard lawsuit will help ensure that you receive proper compensation for you or your family’s damages. Before you take action, make sure you are familiar with the proper steps to file a case.
The first, and one of the most important, actions when filing a Chicco Playard Lawsuit is to work to mitigate the infant’s injuries. Mitigation entails seeking proper medical experts’ advice, care, and treatment as soon as possible. This is essential for both you and the child’s health and for the strength of your potential Chicco Playard lawsuit.
It is also necessary to gather evidence including all relevant documents, records, bills, and photos. After you have gathered evidence and mitigated the child’s injuries, you should seek out legal guidance and hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you as your Chicco Playard injury lawyer. It is also best to learn more about the steps of the civil litigation process and the statute of limitations in your state.
TorHoerman Law is now handling Chicco Playard lawsuits. Our teams of successful baby sleeper recall lawyers and infant incline sleeper lawyers are well-versed and experienced in product liability, defective products, and personal injury lawsuits. We will work with you to navigate the legal system to build the best Chicco Playard case possible.
Our law office offers free, no-obligation case consultations for every potential client. We work on contingency fees, meaning we don’t charge clients until they receive compensation for their damages. Contact a Chicco Playard injury lawyer at TorHoerman Law today to learn more about your available legal support and potential Chicco Playard lawsuit settlement.
“Chicco Polly Highchair Recall.” Chicco Polly Highchair Recall Notice, www.chiccousa.com/safety-recall/polly-highchair-recall.html.
Han, Nydia. “Baby Death in Chicco Inclined Sleeper Leads to Lawsuit.” 6abc Philadelphia, 10 Oct. 2019, 6abc.com/lakin-harmon-chicco-usa-infant-napper-troubleshooters/5579291/.
Tyko, Kelly. “House Committee Asks Graco and Chicco to Consider Recalls of 'Playard' Inclined Sleepers.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 10 Mar. 2020, www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/06/baby-sleeper-recall-house-committee-graco-chico/4975617002/.
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