Children's Products Makers Face Litigation Challenges

Law360, New York (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Recent highly publicized recalls of children’s products, such as millions of Chinese-made toys allegedly contaminated with lead, have resulted in numerous product liability suits against manufacturers, but experts say these manufacturers will face distinct challenges if they choose to defend themselves against allegations of negligence.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 25.6 million children’s toys were recalled in 61 separate recalls in the 2007 fiscal year. Since the beginning of fiscal year 2008, almost 50 recalls have involved children’s toys or products such...
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