Harmony is recalling certain Big Boost Deluxe booster seats because in case of crash, the seatbelt may put excessive force on a child's chest. This type of force could result in injury for children.
Though no known injuries have occurred, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns that these seats do not comply with federal safety standards. The recall includes almost 150,000 booster seats made between Nov. 1, 2015 and June 24, 2017. Retailers like Walmart and Amazon carry Harmony brand booster seats.
The company is working on a solution for the problem, but no known remedy has yet been provided. Individuals who are concerned that they may have purchased one of the faulty booster seats can reach out to Harmony at 1-877-306-1001.
If your child was injured by a malfunctioning booster seat or some other faulty product, you may have a product liability case. In Texas, if a product is found to be defective and this product causes harm, the manufacturer may be liable. There are three different types of product defects that Texas recognizes in product liability cases.
- Defect due to bad design
- Defect due to a manufacturing flaw
- Product not properly labeled for danger
A defect due to a flawed design is difficult to prove because the person bringing the claim must also show there was a way to create a less dangerous design. If you are unsure whether your case meets this standard, you may consider reaching out to an attorney with experience in product liability cases. Many attorneys working on these types of cases work on contingency fees, which means they are paid only when they recover fees on your behalf.