Sling Carriers Sold on Walmart Recalled Over Infant Suffocation and Fall Hazard

Pink and Blue Sling Carriers Sold Online on Walmart Through Joybuy Marketplace Express Recalled Over Violations For Federal Safety Regulations

Sling Carriers Sold on Walmart Recalled Over Infant Suffocation and Fall Hazard

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 25, 2024) – Joybuy Marketplace Express Sling Carriers have been recalled because they pose a risk of infant suffocation and fall hazards.

The Sling Carriers were being sold on Walmart’s website through Joybuy Marketplace Express. Around 1,160 of the affected Sling Carriers were sold.

The product is dark blue on the outside and comes in either pink, light blue, or teal on the inner lining. According to the recall notice, the Sling Carriers violate federal safety standards and are not structurally sound enough to ensure occupant retention.

The product also lacks warnings or instructional literature to prevent suffocation and ensure safe positioning. There are no reports of injuries thus far.

Liability For Accidents Involving Products Designed For Infants

Suffocation remains a major cause of death for infants in the United States. Many of these deaths are caused by nursery products. According to CBS News, “There is renewed warnings about potentially dangerous nursery products after a new government report showed they contribute to the deaths of 160 children every year. Children are injured in all kinds of accidents linked to nursery products. Most are related to improper bedding.” There are a number of reasons why infants are more vulnerable to suffocation.

  • Infants have large heads in comparison to their bodies. This makes it harder for them to turn their heads if their airway is compromised.
  • Infants have limited mobility to change their position so that they can breathe better.
  • Infants have underdeveloped muscles, and even a small amount of weight on their chest can lead to positional asphyxia.

Companies that create products for infants have to keep in mind all of the ways that infants are vulnerable. They must also keep in mind all of the ways that parents may potentially misuse their products. When a company creates a product that is inherently dangerous, they could be held strictly liable in the event a child is injured or killed.

A company could also be liable for marketing defects associated with their products. A marketing defect occurs when a product lacks adequate warnings about potential dangers. Or a product may lack instructional literature on how it is supposed to be used. It is very important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident involving a children’s product.

  • It should be determined if the product involved was part of a recall.
  • Medical records related to the incident should be preserved.
  • An experienced product liability attorney should be contacted.

Companies need to do everything in their power to ensure that their products are compliant with all regulations. But far too often, this does not take place. It is common for these corporations to take shortcuts in order to save money. They would rather pay for the occasional lawsuit than spend the money necessary to make their products safe. The family of any child injured by a sling carrier may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Getting Legal Help After Accidents Involving Products Designed For Children

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates were deeply concerned to hear about the issues with the Joybuy Marketplace Express Sling Carriers. This recall is an important step towards protecting the public. But it is always far better when unsafe products don’t make it to market in the first place.

Has your child been injured by the Joybuy Marketplace Express Sling Carriers? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.