The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Lee Carter Co.’s action figure toys and baby rattles, manufactured in Mexico. About 7,000 of the Super Luchamania Action Figures were sold. The recalled action figures, sold in packs of 12, are plastic with plastic capes, and are less than 5 inches tall. In an effort to brand the product, the logo “Super Luchamania” is printed on the action figures’ packaging. The manufacture of the toys reportedly included immersion in surface paints that contain excessive amounts of lead.
Another product distributed by Lee Carter co., infant rattles, have been recalled due to a choking hazard. The multi-colored, woven plastic rattles have a handle of a shape and size that could be ingested by a child.
At any point during the design and manufacturing process, significant failures may contribute to a product’s hazards, including (1) missteps during the early design stages; (2) inadequate testing to ensure safe performance; and (3) marketing efforts that include inadequate instructions and warnings, or even fail to include any relevant cautions. Even one act of negligence during the process from product’s conception to its sale can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death once the product reaches the homes, schools and workplaces of unsuspecting consumers.
If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.