Posted on: June 4, 2010
When it comes to product recalls, Eveflo Co. Inc really takes the cake, and that’s not a good thing. They have had a total of 8 recalls since 2008, which is more than any other manufacturer that is regulated by the CPSC. Their products that have been the target of recalls include drop side cribs, high chairs, toys, and baby gates. An astonishing 187 personal injury accounts have been reported to the CPSC in regards to Evenflo products. As a personal injury lawyer in South Carolina , I was relieved to hear that at least no deaths have occurred as of yet.
Evenflo issued a statement claiming that child safety is still their priority. They stated, “Although the word ‘recall’ can panic consumers, it is important to realize that not all recalls are a cause for panic and many should more appropriately be viewed as safety upgrade campaigns which are often initiated by responsible manufacturers.”
One safety advocate doesn’t buy into their propaganda regarding ‘safety upgrades’. According to this article , the executive director of Kids in Danger claims that those safety upgrades are really a mandated necessity after someone has been injured. Nancy Cowles claims, “If it wasn’t serious, it wouldn’t have been recalled.” To date, the CPSC hasn’t issued a civil penalty against the manufacturer but they are currently in settlement in negotiations. If 8 recalls don’t raise red flags about a company’s integrity and the quality and safety of their products, I don’t know what does.