Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A., a boutique personal injury litigation law firm in Miami, FL, has announced that it has presented claims on behalf of two children who were severely injured from a defective hinge on certain models of Maclaren strollers.
Last week, Maclaren USA, the American subsidiary of the British manufacturer of umbrella strollers and other children’s products, voluntarily recalled about 1 million strollers because of fingertip lacerations and amputations. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding or opening the stroller.”
The strollers involved in the recall are the Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers listed below:
* Quest Sport
* Quest Mod
* Techno XT
* Twin Triumph
* Twin Techno
* Easy Traveller
All effected strollers were sold at mass merchandise retailers nationwide between 1999 and November 2009.
When asked about the claims, David W. Lipcon, a partner at the firm, stated, “...a manufacturer is responsible for acting reasonably - or exercising ‘due care’ - in designing, manufacturing and testing a product, to make sure that it is safe and ‘fit’ for a particular purpose. If the product is unsafe, to such an extent that results in injuries to the person using it, the manufacturer should be held responsible. In this case, Maclaren knew of the defect and chose not to warn of its dangers or take steps to correct the danger, until it was too late.”
Lipcon & Lipcon is recognized as one of the top firms, nationally, and in the State of Florida for representing families and victims of defective products. Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A., (800) 299-3918 or (305) 670-6144, www.LipconLawFirm.com