The Illinois Children’s Product Safety Act is a safety net for families and their children. It requires retailers and manufacturers to inform consumers if children’s products are found to be unsafe.While the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for investigating and issuing recalls for defective children’s products, the timeliness is not always to a parent’s advantage. Most of these defective products are already being sold in stores or used at home.With the Illinois Children’s Product Safety Act, retailers from the state of Illinois must remove a dangerous child product from its shelves, along with posting a notice concerning the recall in spots that consumers can see. Overview of the Illinois Children’s Product Safety ActAccording to this act, “children’s product” means the following (but is not limited to):
- car seat;
- high chair;
- stroller; and
The Act covers products that are designed for children under the age of 9 and are intended to be used, or come into contact with a child. This can also include food, drugs or medication that is designed to be used or consumed by children.The Illinois Children’s Product Safety Act deems a child product unsafe if it meets any of the following criteria:
- warning has been issued that the intended use of product creates a safety hazard;
- product doesn’t conform to applicable federal laws that regulate standards for children’s products; and
- the product has been recalled for any reason.
If your child has been seriously injured because of a recalled or defective product, you should contact a Chicago product liability attorney today who can look at the specifics of your case and help you determine your legal options.
How a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer Can Help
Injuries from dangerous or defective children’s products, including dangerous toys, may result in a product liability lawsuit. A Chicago product liability lawyer from The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can evaluate your case, determine if your child’s injuries were the result of a defective product and explain your options for filing a claim. For a free case evaluation and help preparing your evidence contact us today – 312-263-1080