What's the Problem?
The recall was issued after it was determined that Kids & Koalas Baby Walkers failed to meet federal safety standards, CPSC said.
Specifically, Kids & Koalas Baby Walkers are able to fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step, as required by law. Additionally, the walker has leg openings that allow the child to slip down until the child's head can become entrapped at the neck, according to the CPSC. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.
If you purchased a baby walker that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately, dismantle it and throw it away, CPSC said. This recall began on March 19, 2020.
Why are Baby Walkers Not Recommended Anymore?
Baby walkers are a leading cause of injuries in babies, so modern health and safety experts strongly discourage their use.
While in walkers, babies can roll into pools, heaters, and hot stoves. Additionally, because walkers let babies reach higher than normal, they're more likely to grab dangerous objects or touch stove tops, which can cause severe burns and other serious injuries.
Baby walkers have also been reported to fall over objects or down a flight of stairs. In fact, broken bones and head trauma from falling down stairs are some of the most common injuries associated with baby walkers.
Studies have found that baby walkers do not help a child's development. They do not babies to walk or help them walk sooner than without one. Babies need to practice pulling up, creeping, and crawling, which they can't do in a walker.
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Do I Have a Baby Walker Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Baby Walker Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If your child or other loved one has been injured by a recalled baby walker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.