Child Injury

Is Your Child’s Hockey Helmet Unsafe?

A new study raises serious concerns about how well hockey helmets protect young players on the ice. While all helmets must satisfy minimum safety requirements, they do not all provide the same level of impact protection. The results are particularly concerning given that the sport has...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of approximately 620,000 balls of Bernat brand Tizzy Yarn.
Child Product Safety Recall: Popular Yarn Recalled Due to Strangulation Risk

Many children have a favorite knitted or crocheted blanket that a loved one made for them. Unfortunately, the yarn used to create these treasured items could be putting them at risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of approximately 620,000 balls...

(Graco) will pay a $10 million fine after the company failed to issue a timely recall involving more than four million defective car seats.
Graco Fined $10 Million for Failing to Issue Timely Car Seat Recall

Graco Children’s Products, Inc. (Graco) will pay a $10 million fine after the company failed to issue a timely recall involving more than four million defective car seats. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the fine is intended to not only hold...

To prevent death and injuries to young children, the CPSC recently approved new federal safety standards for frame child carriers.
Frame Child Carriers Subject to New Safety Standards

Frame child carriers are popular among active San Diego parents. The carriers are worn on the parent like a backpack and are frequently used for hiking. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), it has received nearly 50 incident reports related to frame child carriers...

As San Diego child injury lawyers, we are concerned by reports that children in California’s foster care system are being overprescribed powerful psychotropic medications.
Are Foster Children Being Overprescribed Psychotropic Medication?

As San Diego child injury lawyers, we are concerned by reports that children in California’s foster care system are being overprescribed powerful psychotropic medications. As first detailed by Mercury News, the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and physicians who treat California’s foster children is cause for...

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of Dream On Me’s 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle.
Child Product Safety Recall: Dream On Me 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle

Sleep safety is extremely important for infants. Therefore, we want to be sure that all San Diego parents are aware of an important child product recall. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of Dream On Me’s 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle. According to...

Child Product Safety Alert: Mima High Chairs Recalled
Child Product Safety Alert: Mima High Chairs Recalled

Mima Moon 3-in-1 High Chairs conveniently adjust to a newborn, high and junior chair. However, they have a serious defect that could put your child at risk. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the high chairs pose two serious hazards. First, the high...

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New Stroller Safety Standard Coming in 2015

Young children often spend a lot of time in strollers. That’s why it is important that they be as safe as possible.   Unfortunately, defects and other hazards are all too common. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), from January 2008 through June 2013, the...

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California Lawmakers Considering New Car Seat Law

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of California is good news for victims of medical malpractice. The state’s highest court ruled that the damages cap imposed under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) only applies to jury verdicts. Accordingly, any settlements that the...

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California Lawmakers Considering New Car Seat Law

As the new legislative session gets underway, California lawmakers will consider a measure intended to improve California’s child safety restraint laws. It would require children to remain in rear-facing car seats until they are at least two years old.   Car accidents are a leading cause of...