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Ross Stores Inc. pay Civil Penalty to CPSC

When we purchase consumer products, we expect them to function as intended and also not be unreasonably dangerous to use as directed. This is particularly true for products designed for children, and federal regulations impose safety standards on products designed for children. Unfortunately, these standards are not always met, and every year thousands of children are injured by negligently designed, manufactured, or designed products. When consumer products cause injury, victims may be able to recover through a products liability lawsuit. In order to determine whether you have a claim, you should contact one of the experience personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible. We are dedicated to helping people injured by the negligence of others recover, and know how to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

Clothing designed for children must comply with certain safety standards. When it does not and the defects result in injury, it may sufficient to establish liability in a lawsuit. According to a press release issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ross Stores Inc. has agreed to a $3.9 million penalty. The settlement comes in response to evidence that the stores failed to report to the CPSC that they had sold children’s upper outerwear that had drawstrings at the head or the neck in 2009. There have been no reported incidents of injury as a result of these sales.

Many types of consumer products can cause injury, some of which may be serious. Some of the more common products that cause injury include the following:

  • Motor vehicles
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Food
  • Pharmaceutical drugs

Contact a Gwinnett County personal injury today for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured by a consumer product, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Because of the complicated legal and technical issues that often arise in consumer product litigation, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney. The Gwinnett County personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping victims of negligence recover. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia