It’s hard to imagine, but defective clothing can result in serious injuries, and even possible death to kids. Most defective clothing cases are linked to one of two problems, either the clothing was manufactured in a way which can lead to the injury, or it is made of material that can catch fire and burn.
There are many government and nongovernment child safety groups which are aware of dangers associated with defective clothing. There are lots of injuries each year due to defective clothing. Manufacturers can be held liable for damages caused by faulty children’s clothing.
Under government acts, compulsory standards are established 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 is virtually impossible for each piece of clothing in the USA to be scrutinized, even though there are numerous instances of clothing being recalled by the government.
Another significant issue is that clothing may lead to strangulation. Many kids love to wear hooded sweatshirts. Recently a child was strangled to death when the his hoodie got caught at the top of a playground slide. Since 1985 there have been 17 kid deaths and 42 non serious injuries. Recent US clothing standards prohibit the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing. Many foreign clothes manufacturers continue to create and import clothing with dangerous drawstrings in sweatshirts and pants even though they are in danger of facing civil penalties. By way of example, 300000 units were fabricated by Hill Sportswear Inc and recalled. Many retail outlets have filed to report sales of these goods. After the omission was discovered, they had been made to pay a severe fine.
If you feel a clothing manufacturer harmed either you, or your kid, then we encourage you to talk to us. Our team of attorneys can help you get justice and make sure the manufacturer is held accountable. When suing domestic USA manufacturers, it’s much easier to get compensation. Because the producer is in the USA it’s possible to sue them in a local court, and go after the assets of the business. If the owners of this firm acted fraudulent and knew about the flaw, then it is possible to pursue civil charges against the owner of the business also.
If you a feel a foreign clothes manufacturer is liable for the damages caused to you, then it’s possible to take care of them and other people who sold their products. In accordance with US law, you can go after everyone in the supply chain, that means people who were selling the clothing, such as retailers, along with the manufacturers themselves. It’s possible to hire a lawyer globally who can sue the manufacturer in their own country. You could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, and more, depending on the type of product in question. Product liability claims can also be brought for a manufacturer’s failure to warn of potential risks, as well as failing to properly manufacturer the product. In some cases, product liability suits can be filed alone, 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 obtained would be minimal.
Any number of people can be held liable for a defective product injury. For example, an injured consumer can get compensation from one or more liable parties. By way of example, the clothing manufacturer can be held liable, the retailer who sold the item can be held liable, in addition to the wholesaler who acted as a middleman between the manufacturer and retailer.