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Our client, a young child who will be left unnamed, suffered injuries to his penis due to a malfunctioning potty training device. The device is the WeePOD and is made by Prince Lionheart Inc. and is sold by Target. Our client was using the WeePod when his genitals became stuck in the device causing a laceration nearing dismemberment. The incident occurred earlier this year in June 2017 but this is not the first time an incident like this has occurred with this device.
There were previous complaints about the safety of the device dating back to May of 2015. Even after these complaints, Target and Prince Lionheart Inc. continued to market the product as safe. They made no effort to recall the product or inform parents that the product could be potentially dangerous.
Kristensen Weisberg, LLP have filed a suit on behalf of the victim for Negligence, Failure to Warn/Negligent Recall, Strict Product Liability and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress. Both Target and Prince Lionheart Inc. had a duty of care to manufacture and sell a safe product. At the knowledge of the first complaint, they should have recalled and warned customers of the potential dangers associated with the product. Their failure to do so put the safety of toddlers at risk. They showed gross negligence by ignoring complaints.
Emotional distress can be caused when a company’s action causes emotional suffering. In this case, the child who sustained the injuries will suffer severely for many years to come after such a traumatic experience.
The first complaint was filed in 2015 but there are sure to be many incidents after that may not have been reported or examined. If you used the WeePOD Basix and fear that your child may have been a victim of product liability, it is time to contact our Los Angeles product liability attorneys for a consultation.