Baby Leg Warmers and Socks Keep Feet Warm, But Pose Choking Risk
BabyLegs and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled approximately 4,500 baby leg warmers and socks due to choking hazards. The recall was initiated after discovering that the heart appliqué on the leg warmers and socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Consumers should remove and discard the heart appliqué and contact BabyLegs for a full refund or coupon towards another product. Under no circumstances should any infants or children wear these items.
The company is aware of only one incident in which a baby put the heart in her mouth, but fortunately the mother was able to dislodge it without injury. The leg warmers and socks being recalled are Code Numbers BL10-6-07 Ode, BS10-603 Sonnet, and BS10-607. For more information on this recall, consumers should contact BabyLegs toll-free at (888) 791-6098 or visit their website at www.babylegs.com.
Most Americans are concerned that they are not receiving adequate safety information, especially when it comes to children's products. Similarly, consumers are concerned that they are not receiving timely recall information. Although manufacturers are doing a better job of identifying choking hazards, choking continues to be the leading cause of death related to toys and removable small parts from children toys and clothing. Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive list of potentially hazardous items. Parents should check for recalls on items they currently own or those they plan to purchase. Additionally, they should report unsafe toys and other dangers products. The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Their work to ensure the safety of consumer has contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products. We can help by reporting dangerous products or product-related injuries by calling the CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information on the CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
Mark Bello has thirty-three years experience as a trial lawyer and twelve years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by plaintiffs involved in pending, personal injury litigation. Bello is a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Business Associate of the Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado Associations for Justice, a member of the American Bar Association as well as their ABA Advisory Committee, the State Bar of Michigan and the Injury Board.