Cape Coral Injury Attorneys: Could Your Child’s Playground Equipment Be Defective?

by Carmen Dellutri on May 22, 2012

cape coral accident attorneyWhen you take your child to your local Cape Coral playground, you expect it to be safe. The same goes for playground equipment you purchase to install in your own backyard. However, as Cape Coral injury attorneys, we know that this is often not the case.

When these products are defective, they can cause serious injuries. Each year, more than 200,000 children go to U.S. hospital emergency rooms with injuries associated with playground equipment.

The most recent study of 2,691 playground equipment-related accidents reported to the CPSC from 2001–2008 indicated that falls are the most common hazard pattern (44% of injuries) followed by equipment-related hazards, such as breakage, tip over, design, and assembly (23%). Other hazard patterns involved entrapment and colliding with other children or stationary equipment.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced several important product recalls regarding playground equipment. We have listed them below:

  • Adventure Playsets: The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard.
  • Pacific Cycle Dartmouth Swing Sets: The sling-style swing seats can crack or split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
  • Slalom Glider: The Slalom Glider is a playground slide that lacks a transition platform on the top and sides on the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute.

For more tips on playground safety, please see our previous post.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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