What is the Snugli Baby Carrier?
Evenflo’s Snugli is a popular baby carrier used by parents and caregivers to carry infants who weigh between 7 and 26 pounds. There are several lines but only 3 main designs. Most Snugli carriers must be worn in the front and have 2 carrying positions: baby facing in and baby facing out.
Baby Carrier Hip Dysplasia Lawsuit Filed in California
A recent lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California alleges that a dangerously defective Evenflo “Snugli Comfort” Baby Carrier caused a woman’s son to develop hip dysplasia. “As a result of this preventable injury, Plaintiff R.R. suffered greatly, having to wear a stiff brace for a minimum of 8 hours a day for approximately one year,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff R.R.’s treaters continue to monitor his hip dysplasia and warn that surgery may be required.”
Symptoms of Hip Dysplasia
- One leg longer than the other
- One hip less flexible than the other
- Activity-related groin pain
- Sensation of instability in the hip
Healthy Hip Positioning
Experts recommend that parents and caregivers choose a baby carrier that allows healthy hip positioning, in addition to other safety considerations. When babies are carried, especially for prolonged periods of time, the hips should be allowed to spread apart with the thighs supported and the hips bent.
Evenflo Infant Carrier Recall
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) in 1999 announced the recall for about 327,000 model 075 and 080 Snugli® Front & Back PackTM soft infant carriers. “Small infants can shift to one side, slip through the leg openings of these carriers and fall,” CPSC said. “Infants under 2 months of age are at greatest risk.”
Do I Have an Evenflo Snugli Baby Carrier Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Evenflo Snugli Baby Carrier Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
If your child or other loved one developed hip dysplasia after being carried in a recalled baby carrier, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.