Notice to Alameda Families: Recall of Children’s Clothes Due to Choking Risks

infant.jpgAs a personal injury lawyer in Alameda, I am concerned about clothes that can pose a risk of injury for children. Recently, there have been two recalls of children’s clothing due to choking risks.

On October 19, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of Infant’s Overalls. They are distributed by Lollytogs, Ltd. Of New York, New York. The overalls have snaps which can loosen and come off posing a choking hazard for young children. The clothes are manufactured in India.

On October 30, 2010, The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced another voluntary recall of white ruffle outdoor vests imported by The Children’s Place Services Co. of Secaucus, N.J. and sold online at www.childrensplace.com. The metal snaps on the vest can detach posing a choking hazard.

Each year children sustain approximately 18,000 suffocation injuries. Deaths from choking injuries continue to escalate annually. If you are aware of an unsafe product or risk posed by clothing, you can report the matter directly to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on-line to help reduce the occurrence of these preventable injuries. When choking injuries are caused by defective clothing the manufacturers of these products and the retails who sold them are legally liable for the personal injuries they cause.

Resources:

PR Newswire, Infant’s Overalls Recalled by Lollytogs Due to Choking Hazard, October 19, 2010
UPI.com, The Children’s Place vests recalled, October 30, 2010

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