Jardine Cribs has recalled an additional 56,000 units, expanding to almost 400,000 the number of cribs that have been recalled as a result of a strangulation and entrapment hazard to infants and toddlers. These cribs were sold at Kids World, Geoffrey Stores, Toys-R-Us, and Babies-R-Us stores nationwide from March 2004 through January 2009. These cribs were sold in the range of $220.00 to $330.00.
This child product recall raises many questions about Arizona Product Liability Law. For instance, if a defective product cause serious injury, what can an Arizona resident do to recover for that injury? The first step is to hire the best product liability lawyers they can after a serious injury of wrongful death that came as a result of a defective product. Also, this raises the question as to whether or not a recall is required in order to pursue a serious injury claim due to a defective product that cause injury to an Arizona resident. The answer is an absolute no. While a recall may be evidence of a dangerous product that never should have been on the market, the reality is that determining whether or not there is a defective product that was placed on the market that never should have been there and never should have caused injury is a much more complicated analysis.
The reality is that it is not easy to simply answer the question as to whether or not an individual claim for serious injury in Arizona should be pursued. The most experienced product liability lawyers will do everything they can to explain to the family involved the likelihood of success and the amount of time it would take to pursue an individual claim. This varies on a great many factors. For instance, Arizona is one of the only states, if not the only state currently in the United States, that does not follow a traditional product liability model when it comes to suing a Chinese manufacturer. So many of our products are created in China that most states in this country you can sue the store that sold the product. The belief has always been that the store that sold the product is in the best position to have insurance or to go after that store in China with which they do business. It has always been the belief that the injury victim is not in a good position to try and sue the communist Chinese corporation for the defective product directly. However, Arizona Courts have recently made this requirement for Arizona residents only. Therefore, a production liability claim in Arizona as a result of a serious injury or wrongful death is much more complicated than it is most other states. Therefore, the analysis of an expert in product liability law is vital prior to making a decision whether to pursue a claim as a result of a defective product that causes a serious injury.
We understand that product recalls in Arizona, and the rest of the country, are not perfect, but we are hopeful that anyone whom bought a Jardine Crib will take advantage of this recall to the vital and necessary safety of the infants and toddlers throughout the United States that go to bed every night in one of these cribs.