Aria Child Inc. is issuing a recall of almost 30,000 strollers after injuries have been reported. The gb Qbit lightweight stroller is made for children up to 50 pounds and sold for around $180 at Babies R Us and retail stores and online from May 2015 through November 2016. The strollers can fold up unexpectedly and injure the child in the stroller and the individual pushing it. The company has received 71 reports of the stroller folding, and 13 injuries have happened to a child or adult. One adult fell and received an elbow and wrist fracture. The company also stated that there is a gap in the stroller’s hinge which can pose a laceration risk when unfolding the stroller. Consumers are urged to stop using the stroller immediately and contact the company directly for a replacement.
Product liability laws are set in place to help protect consumers from injuries sustained due to faulty or defective products. Each year there are thousands of recalls due to laceration risks, fire hazards, food contamination, and injury risks to name a few. Most often the product being recalled can be exchanged or replaced free of charge. Other times the retailer might offer money back for the product in question. However, some instances can result in injury. After an injury, you may be asking yourself who is responsible for your injuries, both physically and financially. Always consult a product liability attorney if you have been injured due to a faulty or defective product. An experienced attorney will examine your claim and determine if you are able to pursue legal action.
The product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC put their clients and their injuries first. We specialize in injury cases and have over a century of experience helping those who sustain injuries due to faulty or defective products. We understand that injuries can be stressful and strive to reach a maximum compensation for our cases. Contact us if you or a loved one has been injured and schedule a free no-obligation consultation at our downtown St. Louis office today.