If you are a family with young children, you may have heard about the recent controversy over a certain type of jogging stroller. This stroller has been reported to have caused hundreds of accidents due to a quick-release front wheel that may come off unexpectedly. This can cause the strollers to flip, seriously injuring the person pushing the stroller and the baby inside. This is obviously a scary, harmful, and potentially deadly situation.
Be careful what you buy! A young child is recently in the center of a lawsuit involving a defective product in eastern PA. According to PennRecord.com, a young child's parents are alleging that their daughter was hurt after a scooter she was riding broke. This caused her to fall and hit her head and face on the ground. In looking at the scooter, it appeared that the assembly of the scooter was faulty near the point where the front wheel joins to the axle. The parents are suing several corporations, including KMart and Sears, for negligence in manufacturing and design. Fortunately, the child was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Defective products are unfortunately a common source of lawsuits in Pennsylvania and across the rest of the United States. This phenomenon is especially important to keep in mind as the holiday seasons approaches and you are purchasing gifts for friends, family, and other loved ones.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Sometimes, these accidents occur as a result of equipment that has malfunctioned. Once such incident occurred recently in Mechanicsburg, PA. A young girl was swimming in a pool earlier this summer when the pool lights turned on and malfunctioned, causing her to suffer electric shock. Her family, who was quick to come to her aid, alerted first responders who came and had to resuscitate the child. Other children who were swimming in the pool did not suffer as much of a shock, which police believe may be due to the fact that the injured girl may have been grounded by a metal ladder. At the time of the news article, the child was in critical care in an area hospital and we send out best wishes out to her.