When Ohio parents purchase a product intended for children, they have the right to assume that product is safe. All consumers should be able to feel secure in the products they purchase, of course, but this is often even more important when children’s safety may be at risk. In another state, a couple recently filed a product liability lawsuit when a company allegedly failed to do just that.
The mother and father allege that their daughter was injured in a fall after the Pulse Performance Products Scooter she was playing on broke. The formal complaint seeks to hold a number of companies liable for the negligent design and manufacture of the Charger Electric Scooter. Among those is Kmart Corp. and Kmart Holding Corp., as the scooter was purchased from a Kmart in Dec. 2014.
Per the complaint, the couple’s little girl was riding her scooter when it broke. Though she was apparently wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, the resultant fall still caused her to strike her face and head on the ground. This dangerous accident allegedly occurred because the scooter broke in an assembly that jointed the axle and front wheel together.
Because of the allegedly defective nature of the product and the defendants’ failure to warn plaintiffs of this defect, the plaintiffs seek full financial accountability from Bravo Sports and Sears Holding Corp., in addition to the Kmart companies. The plaintiffs are requesting trial by jury, seeking judgment against the defendants in an amount exceeding $150,000 plus court costs. Anyone in Ohio who has similarly suffered serious injuries due to a defective or dangerous product, attorneys who focus their law practices in product liability cases can offer guidance and counsel.
Source: pennrecord.com, “Parents allege Pulse Performance Products scooter broke, injured child“, Louie Torres, Aug. 10, 2017