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Consumer Product Injuries Continue to Rise

Posted on February 12, 2024

Consumer product injuries are on the rise again, according to an article in Insurance Journal. After a temporary dip during the pandemic, injuries increased 6.8% in 2021 and another 7.8% in 2022. That’s no surprise for those who follow our Recall Roll Call reports each month. Many common household products – from bedding to soap -- are presumed to be safe, but they may not be. 

In 2022, there were 12.7 million people treated in ERs for consumer product related injuries:

For children ages 0-4, the top products were:

It is worth noting that the CPSC reported data from emergency department visits only. The numbers could be higher for additional injuries that were treated at urgent care, in a doctor’s office, or even at home.

Some injuries are due to human error or a simple accident. However, when product instructions are not included or are incorrect – or worse, when the product itself malfunctions, life-changing injuries and tragedies can occur. If you or a loved one were injured by a defective product and you would like to discuss your legal options, it’s a good idea to connect with a top Philadelphia attorney for product liability cases. Please contact us to set a mutually convenient time to meet.