Injury Attorney Michael Carr joined Good Day Tulsa to talk about how children can become trapped in a hope chest. Some hope chests, he says, have a locking mechanism that traps the child when the lid closes.
Factors in Product Liability
Understanding a little about the three basic types of product defects can help you determine whether you may have a valid product liability claim:
- Design defects: Flaws in a product’s design make it unreasonably dangerous
- Manufacturing defects: Faults in the manufacturing process contaminate the product or otherwise make it unreasonably dangerous
- Warning defects: The manufacturer or seller of the product fails to provide adequate warnings about the product’s risks or instructions for the product’s proper use
It’s important to note a successful product liability case must establish the product was defective and the product defect caused the resulting injury or illness.
Carr and Carr Attorneys successfully represented a family who had tragically lost their child due to suffocation in a Lane Hope Chest. This was a tragic and unnecessary loss for their family. We prosecuted their case against the present owner of Lane Furniture for designing and selling the product even though they knew it was unreasonably dangerous.
Our case involved a Hope Chest which we alleged was unreasonably dangerous. The Hope Chest was designed so that a child could be trapped inside it if the lid closed. Further, there were no air openings to allow air to get inside the Hope Chest to allow a trapped child to survive. The self-locking lid was recognized as dangerous by the Consumer Product Safety Commission when the
Hope Chest was recalled in 1996.
We want to hold the makers of hope chests accountable, so they will make safer hope chests.
If you or a loved one have suffered a loss involving a hope chest, we would like to talk to you to discuss how we can help you receive justice for what you and your family have been through.
Carr and Carr Attorneys have a team of over 40 professionals here to help you. With offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we have a staff available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team of 12 attorneys have helped injured people nationwide since 1973. Call us today for your free consultation at 918-727-2898.