In a press statement, Lakeshore Learning Materials, in association with and in compliance with the standards and regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary recall of their Feels Real Baby Dolls due to a choking hazard that the dolls pose to young children. This recall applies to roughly 3,900 dolls in the United States, as well as an additional 400 in Canada. The dolls were available in “Hispanic”, “Caucasian”, “Asian” and “Black” and can be further identified by “Lakeshore” and the number 550200 which are on two labels sold inside the back of the diaper. The recalled dolls were available through the company’s catalogs and online from May 2011 through January 2012. The recall was initiated when the company learned that the fingers and toes on the dolls could potentially break off or detach and pose a choking hazard to young children. No reports of injury have been received as of yet. Consumers are being urged to remove these dolls from the possession of children and to contact the company to receive a free replacement doll.
As a Lancaster personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar safety recalls in the past and am well-versed in the injuries that can result from the use of a defective children’s product. If you or your child has suffered an injury through the use of a defective or poorly designed product, call a personal injury lawyer in your city to talk about some of the legal options that could be at your disposal.Tweet