Philadelphia personal injury attorneys report that approximately 174,000 defective The My Sweet Love/My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care baby dolls have been recalled because the circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat. When the doll overheats, the surface of the doll gets hot and can cause burn injuries to children. The dolls were manufactured by Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co., LTD. At least 12 reports of burn injuries and other injuries to children have been received so far.
The defective My Sweet Love/My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care baby dolls were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2012 through March 2014 for $20 each. Consumers should immediately take the My Sweet Love baby doll from their children, remove the batteries and discontinue using them.
Child safety advocacy group, Kids in Danger, recently released a report examining safety recalls on children’s products throughout 2013 and the effectiveness of 2012 recalls in removing unsafe products from homes. The group said that the number of children’s products recalled increased 18 percent from 2012 to 2013. They also reported that there was an increase in the number of incident-related deaths. The group also expressed concern over the amount of recalled products that are actually returned, replaced or repaired—just 10 percent.
The advocacy group pointed at factors such as the amount of time it takes for a recall of defective products to be issued as a reason for the elevated number of injuries to children and deaths. Additionally, the group said that companies and regulators could make more efforts to publicize recalled defective products, such as the use of social media to get information out to consumers. The report also called on companies to generate as much publicity about product recalls as they do about the products.
The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling personal injury cases involving defective products that have caused injuries to children. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury as a result of the My Sweet Love or My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care baby doll, another defective product or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More