Products designed for use with babies and young children generally require an extra level of care in both design and manufacture. Very young children, because of their size and frailty, are especially vulnerable to flaws in products designed for their use.
In some cases, however, manufacturers do not take appropriate caution when designing and building products for use by children. In the case of strollers, many different stroller models have been recalled over the years for a variety of problems with design and manufacture. Some common types of problems with strollers include:
- Malfunctioning brakes that can cause strollers to roll unexpectedly
- Problems with design or manufacture of locking mechanisms that may cause folding strollers to fold up with a child inside, possibly pinching or even crushing the child
- Poor design, resulting in a too-high center of gravity that can cause the stroller to topple over with the child inside
- Strollers with insufficient restraints, which make it easy for a baby or small child to fall out
If your child was injured in any type of stroller-related accident in which the design or manufacture of the stroller was at fault, you may be eligible to collect compensatory damages from the manufacturer or from the retailer that sold you the stroller.