Infant bath tubs are small tubs or enclosures hold water and allow an infant to be bathed. Such products are often placed inside of a larger adult tub, in a sink, or in other places. Some infant bath tub models have been subject to a recall due to risks of injury or accidents that they pose to infants. Some common injury risks include:
- Issues that present drowning risks for infants
- Sharp points or edges that can present laceration risks
- Mold/allergy/contamination risks
- Slippery surface dangers
- Issues with strangulation/compression
- Product failures
- Product tip-overs or falls (similar to issues with infant cradle swings)
- Battery-related dangers
- Various other issues
Who can be Held Liable for Infant Tub Bath Injuries?
Liability for infant bath tub injuries can often be traced to the manufacturer of such products. This is especially the case if there is some sort of product defect with the tub. An example of this is if an infant bath tub is constructed in a way that causes the product to crack, causing sharp edges that can injure the baby. Here, the manufacturer may be liable for injuries caused to infants based on a defective product theory of law.
In other instances, persons who use infant bath tubs can be held liable if they use a tub that they know is dangerous or should have known was dangerous. Examples of such persons who can be held liable include nurses, infant/day care personnel, babysitters, and other similar positions.
Are There any Legal Remedies for Infant Bath Tub Injuries?
Infant bath tub injuries can be serious and may require legal action to resolve any disputes involved in the incident. Here, in such lawsuits, a monetary damages award may be issued. The damages award can cover expenses such as hospital and medical bills, and costs associated with long-term damage to an infant.
In many recall/injury cases, a class action lawsuit may be filed if many consumers were injured by the same infant bath tub product. Lastly, legal consequences can occur for retailers who fail to remove recalled products from their shelves.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with an Infant Bath Tub Recall Related Lawsuit?
Infant bath tub recalls can involve some complex laws and will typically require the assistance of a lawyer. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer near you if you need help in filing a claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice as you proceed, and can also represent you in court during hearings and meetings.